Footpath trading activities are an important part of the Manningham retail experience.

These activities can include:

  • outdoor dining with tables and chairs
  • placement of goods for sale and display
  • display of A-frame advertising boards.

However, pedestrian safety is also a priority and Council has an obligation to ensure that a minimum distance of clear footpath from the property line is maintained so all footpath users can walk through the area safely and unhindered.

You must have a Council permit for the placement of moveable advertising signs, goods, or street furniture on the footpath.

Street furniture

Street furniture includes:

  • tables and chairs
  • barriers
  • umbrellas
  • planter boxes
  • heaters.

To ensure pedestrian access, community safety and amenity is not compromised, the placement of moveable advertising signs, goods and street furniture is prohibited against the property line/shop front.

For more information, please contact us on 9840 9333.



Alternatively you can download and complete the Icon for application/pdf Footpath trading permit application form (124.43 KB) and email it along with supporting documentation to 

View more information on Icon for application/pdf Footpath Trading Guidelines (851.1 KB)

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