This application form should be used when a restaurant or cafe wish to use any public land (including Public Roads) in the Lake Macquarie City Council Local Government Area that is owned or under the care, control and management of Council, as an outdoor dining area for patrons. This particularly applies to footpaths next to the subject café or restaurant.
If you are interested in participating in the Outdoor Dining Pilot as part of the VibrantSCENE program complete the expression of interest form.
The outdoor dining part of VibrantSCENE will be undertaken in two parts. The first is looking at how Council can adopt the State Government’s Outdoor Dining Policy and its associated processes.
The second part involves businesses and Council staff coming together to design outdoor dining ‘precincts’ on Council-owned land (e.g. parks, road reserves, carparks, etc). Under the pilot program, existing hospitality businesses will be able to place outdoor furniture in these precincts, which will be designed to balance the needs of the community and businesses alike.