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Register your business

To use the footpath in front of your business you must complete the registration form below, ensuring that you first have:

  • Checked that your business is located in the Taree, Wingham, Harrington, Old Bar, Bulahdelah, Gloucester, Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest, Pacific Palms or Stroud town centres.  The maps are available here(PDF, 4MB).
  • Spoken with the shop owners next door to let them know what you are proposing.
  • Provided enough room for people to easily walk down the path unimpeded (1.8m wide clear path).  Is there enough room for people to pass, especially if pushing a pram or in a wheel chair?  Can people still use the path safely, get to their car, post the mail, wait for the bus or cross the road?
  • Ensured that your current public liability insurance cover extends to you using the public footpath (minimum of $20 million liability)
  • Made sure that you will not create a public nuisance.

Additional things you should consider:

  • We may randomly audit your public liability insurance at any time
  • To maintain easy access for vision impaired people, furniture or items should not be located along the front wall of the business. If this is not possible, ensure that the placement of items is consistent (provides a predictable pathway) and has either:
  • A solid structure at either end of the display to guide people using white canes away from the wall. This could include solid furniture, a planter box or cafe barrier commonly used by coffee shops, all of which have a barrier close to the ground.
  • Sturdy furniture or items that are unlikely to fall over and are grouped to be easily identified when using a white cane. These items need to be located close to the wall to guide the cane away from the wall.
  • No more than one sandwich board is to be placed on the footpath for your business.

This registration must be undertaken annually with registration renewed by 30 July.

Providing your email address will ensure that we keep you up to date with Council information that is relevant to your business.

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Register your community stall

To undertake a community stall you need to be a not-for-profit organisation. Your stall should be for community fundraising or increasing community awareness.

This registration needs to be completed on each occasion that the community stall is to be undertaken.

To use the footpath for a community stall you must complete the registration form below, ensuring that you first:

  • Have spoken with the shop owner where you are having your stall to ensure they have no concerns
  • Can provide enough room for people to easily walk down the path unimpeded (1.8m wide clear path).  Is there enough room for people to pass, especially if pushing a pram or in a wheel chair?  Can people still use the path safely, get to their car, post the mail, wait for the bus or cross the road? To maintain easy access for vision impaired people, the stall should not be located along the front wall of the shop. If this is not possible, ensure that the stall has a solid structure at either end to guide people using white canes away from the wall.
  • Have current public liability insurance cover for your stall (minimum of $20 million liability)
  • Have any food items for sale pre-packaged, labelled and stored at an appropriate temperature
  • Agree not to directly approach or interfere with people using the street.
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Register your temporary stall (Taree only)

Temporary stalls are only available in Taree. They provide a service not currently available in Victoria Street in the Taree town centre such as flowers, newspapers, fresh fruit or market produce.

To use the footpath for a temporary stall you must complete the registration form below, ensuring that you first:

  • Are providing goods for sale not currently available in Victoria Street (in the town centre)
  • Are locating in a site identified for temporary stalls (refer to this map(PDF, 769KB)) or have the consent of the shop owner where the stall will be located
  • Have spoken with nearby shop owners where you are having your stall to ensure they have no concerns
  • Can provide enough room for people to easily walk down the path unimpeded (1.8m wide clear path).  Is there enough room for people to pass, especially if pushing a pram or in a wheel chair?  Can people still use the path safely, get to their car, post the mail, wait for the bus or cross the road?  To maintain easy access for vision impaired people, the stall should not be located along the front wall of the shop. If this is not possible, ensure that the stall has a solid structure at either end to guide people using white canes away from the wall.
  • Have current public liability insurance cover for your stall (minimum of $20 million liability) 
  • Have any food items for sale pre-packaged, labelled and stored at an appropriate temperature
  • Agree not to directly approach or interfere with people using the street or create a public nuisance.

This registration needs to be completed on each occasion that the temporary stall is to be undertaken.

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