Footpath Activities Policy Consultation

The City of Kingston is committed to supporting and enhancing local business, street life and village shopping. Council’s aim is to ensure a safe and vibrant environment that reflects Kingston’s energy and continues to facilitate a wide range of street trading opportunities by allowing private businesses to trade on the city’s footpaths, enabling those enterprises to profit from the use of public land.

The City of Kingston’s current Footpath Activities Policy was adopted in 2013 to meet Council’s responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act. Its overall objective is to ensure a safe and accessible environment for all within Kingston’s shopping centres, while simultaneously encouraging vibrant retail activity.

This policy has now undergone a comprehensive review to ensure that relevant activities on footpaths in Kingston’s shopping centres can be appropriately managed.

Most of the proposed changes to the Footpath Activities Policy are minor in nature and are designed to make the policy easier to understand, however, there are some more substantive changes to the policy.

A major change to the policy, proposes the inclusion of an additional clause:

9.5.12 – Cooking food on the footpath

The proposed changes document outlines the proposed changes to the policy. The draft updated policy would be trialled for 12 months, before being reviewed by Council.

We would appreciate your feedback on the draft updated policy which has been developed based on feedback from businesses and the wider community.


Have your say

We are interested in your feedback on the updated Footpath Activities Policy. We would appreciate if you could take the time to provide comments on the draft policy by Friday 27 September 2019.

You can share your views by:

  • Taking part in our online survey via the link below
  • Make a further submission by emailing business@kingston.vic.gov.au, mailing PO Box 1000 Mentone or calling 1300 653 356



The City of Kingston is committed to supporting and enhancing local business, street life and village shopping. Council’s aim is to ensure a safe and vibrant environment that reflects Kingston’s energy and continues to facilitate a wide range of street trading opportunities by allowing private businesses to trade on the city’s footpaths, enabling those enterprises to profit from the use of public land.

The City of Kingston’s current Footpath Activities Policy was adopted in 2013 to meet Council’s responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act. Its overall objective is to ensure a safe and accessible environment for all within Kingston’s shopping centres, while simultaneously encouraging vibrant retail activity.

This policy has now undergone a comprehensive review to ensure that relevant activities on footpaths in Kingston’s shopping centres can be appropriately managed.

Most of the proposed changes to the Footpath Activities Policy are minor in nature and are designed to make the policy easier to understand, however, there are some more substantive changes to the policy.

A major change to the policy, proposes the inclusion of an additional clause:

9.5.12 – Cooking food on the footpath

The proposed changes document outlines the proposed changes to the policy. The draft updated policy would be trialled for 12 months, before being reviewed by Council.

We would appreciate your feedback on the draft updated policy which has been developed based on feedback from businesses and the wider community.


Have your say

We are interested in your feedback on the updated Footpath Activities Policy. We would appreciate if you could take the time to provide comments on the draft policy by Friday 27 September 2019.

You can share your views by:

  • Taking part in our online survey via the link below
  • Make a further submission by emailing business@kingston.vic.gov.au, mailing PO Box 1000 Mentone or calling 1300 653 356