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Approval to use road or footpath space for outdoor dining

If you are interested in occupying part of Council’s road reserve or footpath, adjacent to your café or restaurant, for outdoor dining purposes you must obtain an approval (as stated under section 125 of the Roads Act 1993).

To obtain an Outdoor Dining Approval please follow the steps below:

1. Application for Outdoor Dining

Council is offering to waive the Application Fee and 12 months’ Rent for all new outdoor dining approvals in the Camden Haven and Wauchope areas.  Council is offering this as an incentive to businesses wishing to start outdoor dining for the first time.  So if you are applying for outdoor dining for your café or restaurant please complete the application form and lodge this with Council.  

Download and complete the for  Outdoor Dining Application Form997KB pdf(PDF, 997KB) and lodge your application & application fee with Council. If you have any questions about the application process that are not answered within the Policy, Procedure or FAQ's, please contact Council’s Property Section on (02) 6581 8111. 

2. Lodge your application

Applications can be lodged in person to any of Council’s offices in Port Macquarie, Laurieton or Wauchope or send your completed application with a cheque to cover the application fee to:

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council 
PO Box 84 
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

We encourage you to contact Council’s Property Section on (02) 6581 8111 should you require any further information or advice.

This page was last updated on: 18 June 2020