Footpath fare needs permit
BUSINESSES will now require a permit to have an outdoor dining area in a public place after City of Cockburn amended its Local Government Act.
The City defines a “public place” to be somewhere, such as a footpath or mall, that is not part of the private space a business already leases.
A fee of $90 plus $20 per chair will be charged for three-year permit applications.
A council report said the City received advice suggesting specific details of the renewal timeframes and fees be omitted from the local law and included in The Guidelines for Outdoor Eating facilities.