Foot­path fare needs per­mit

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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