Council Policies, By Laws and Delegations

Northern Midlands Council Policy Manual
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By-laws
Display of Goods on a Highway By-Law No. 1 of 2009
On Street Dining By-Law No. 2 of 2009
Freestanding Sign By-Law No. 3 of 2009
Notification of Proposed By-Law Footpath Trading By-Law No. 1 of 2022 Members of the public are invited to make submissions regarding the proposed Footpath Trading By-Law No. 1 of 2022.

Members of the public are invited to make submissions regarding the proposed Footpath Trading By-Law No. 1 of 2022. Submissions are to be made in writing and by posting or emailing them to:

Northern Midlands Council
Attention: General Manager
PO Box 156
Longford Tas 7301
council@nmc.tas.gov.au

Submissions close at 5:00pm 22 August 2022.

Objectives

To regulate footpath trading in the Northern Midlands municipality by:

  • Preventing excessive use of signage by businesses in the Northern Midlands municipality.
  • Preventing danger/hazard to patrons caused by crowded streets/shopfronts.
  • Establishing clear guidelines for footpath trading to ensure fairness to all businesses.
  • Trying to protect both the Council and the public against damages and loss by setting the basic level of public liability insurance to be held by the operator of such an enterprise, including products extension.

The means by which the proposed by-law is intended to achieve the objective are by:

  • Providing an administrative framework within which the council can approve the operation of a footpath trading enterprise.
  • Providing clear guidelines for the trading of goods and services in an outdoor environment.
  • Providing for a licence system allowing, under specified standards, footpath trading.

Potential impact on community

Social Impact

  • Safer access for pedestrians as there will be a continuous accessible path of travel.
  • Safer access for people with disabilities.

Economic Impact

  • Fees associated with the licensing of businesses and possible increase in public liability insurance.
  • Cost of replacement signage to comply with by-law.
  • Perceived loss of income associated with restricted location of signs, trade display and on street dining areas.

Environmental Impact

  • Clutter on the streets is reduced and the proposed regulatory framework will provide improved uniformity.

A copy of the Footpath Trading By-Law and Regulatory Impact Statement are available below and at the Council Office, 13 Smith Street, Longford.

If you have any queries relating to the content or effect of the proposed Footpath Trading By-Law please contact Council’s Executive Officer, Amanda Bond on 6397 7303 or via email council@nmc.tas.gov.au.

Draft Proposed Footpath Trading By Law No 1 of 2022

Regulatory Impact Statement Footpath Trading By law Approved