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Outdoor Dining or Display

We love to see our district flourish and wish to encourage ways to display its vibrancy. One way is for our businesses to make use of our footpaths, as not only does this aid in showing the diversity our districts hospitality and retailers have to offer but also enhances the rich and vibrant culture we wish to create.

It is important to maintain the balance between functionality and public accessibility and safety. We aimed to achieve this by the establishment of our Public Safety Bylaw, which states any outdoor dining or display of goods requires permission from Council. 

If you wish to offer outdoor dining or display goods in a public place, such as a footpath, you must have a licence. This licence aims to allow businesses to make use of public footpaths while maintaining a safe and accessible walkway for the public. 

If you do not hold a licence and wish to offer outdoor dining or display goods, you will need to complete an application form. Factors taken into consideration when approving the licence are: 

  • Public safety
  • Location of furniture/goods
  • Hours of licence
  • Type of activity and whether it will create a public nuisance

The application form including terms and conditions is available for download at the right of this page. There is an application fee of $50.

OUTDOOR DINING AND DISPLAY APPLICATION

If you have questions or wish to find out more you can send all your queries to customerservices@wairoadc.govt.nz with the subject outdoor dining or outdoor display.

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