NILLUMBIK OUTDOOR DINING DIRECTORY
The Third Step in Victoria's roadmap for reopening for Metropolitan Melbourne permits hospitality businesses such as restaurants, cafes and bars to reopen using limited indoor and outdoor dining spaces. We encourage Nillumbik residents to support local businesses by visiting our local cafes and restaurants.
To include your business in the free outdoor dining directory, please complete this online form.
ENABLING OUTDOOR DINING
We are making it as easy as possible for traders to either start or expand their outdoor dining space, to support local hospitality businesses in the recovery from COVID-19.
This means that cafes and restaurants may be able to temporarily expand their dine-in options outside on public or private land.
To further support our local traders, there is no cost for this as we have waived all applicable fees and we will fast-track the application process.
Consent from Council is required for temporary outdoor dining for any of the following:
- To introduce or expand your dining area onto the footpath
- To take over an on-street car parking space immediately outside your business
- To join with adjacent businesses to take over sections of footpaths, on-street car parking, or any Council space.
- To conduct outdoor dining on private land outside the normal business operation.
Please see below the forms to complete for businesses to either apply for a footpath trading permit (for public land), or complete an Outdoor Trading Expression of Interest (for private land) a follow up will then take place with the business:
Apply for a footpath trading permit (for public land) here
Complete an expression of interest for outdoor trading (for private land) here
If you have any further queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9433 3128
More information including current guidelines for Cafes and Restaurants can be found at the Victorian Government's website here
Mobile Trading Permit Pilot Program - Applications now open
To support further opportunities for outdoor dining, we have launched a Mobile Trading Permit Pilot Program.
Applications are now open for Nillumbik-based traders to operate mobile food businesses such as food trucks and coffee carts on Council land. Permits are limited, and conditions apply.
The pilot program will operate until 31 March. Applications are now open.
COVID-19 Outdoor Dining - New Planning Exemptions
On 14 September 2020, the Premier announced the Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package to support expanded outdoor eating as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
To help facilitate the initiative, the Minister for Planning introduced new planning exemptions (in clause 52.18) that enable existing pubs, restaurants, cafes, wineries and other food and drink venues to:
- use existing outdoor spaces, as well as nearby parks and public land, to accommodate and serve patrons without the need for a planning permit
- better plan and use their own land to accommodate patrons while still adhering to distancing guidelines by overriding some conditions of existing planning permits.
The exemptions also cover the construction of temporary buildings, the provision of car parking, and the sale and consumption of liquor subject to meeting some conditions the address potential off-site amenity impacts and other safety matters. The exemptions will apply while Victoria remains under a State of Emergency, and for 12 months after the State of Emergency has been lifted.
If your business wishes to place furniture on Council controlled land, you will still require a permit from Council, however the process has been streamlined and permits are currently free of charge.
If you have any queries regarding this please contact email@example.com