Exhibition of Draft Planning Proposal - Outdoor Dining and Display of Goods on Footpaths on various lands

Consultation has concluded

Council is developing a planning proposal to facilitate outdoor dining across our city.

A draft of the proposal was exhibited for public comment in early 2014, and we’d like to thank everyone who provided feedback.

We’ve now made some changes to the originally exhibited Draft Planning Proposal for Outdoor Dining and Display of Goods Upon Footpaths. The revised Draft Planning Proposal includes the following changes:

  • Permitting outdoor dining areas (associated with adjacent lawfully approved food and drink premises) upon operational land, community land and Crown land to be Exempt Development under Schedule 2 of Wollongong Local Environmental Plan 2009;
  • Deleting the component dealing with outdoor dining upon footpaths given that this component is already Exempt Development under State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008;
  • Deleting the component dealing with food and drink premises being a permissible use in the SP2 Infrastructure zone; and
  • Deleting the component dealing with the display of goods upon footpaths.

The revised Draft Planning Proposal, if adopted, will enable outdoor dining to be permitted as Exempt Development under Schedule 2 of Wollongong Local Environmental Plan 2009, on the following land as part of an adjacent lawfully approved food and drink premises:

  • Operational land,
  • Community land, and
  • Crown land.

The revised Draft Planning Proposal is on exhibition between 19 November 2014 and 19 December 2014.

Copies of the revised Draft Planning Proposal and other related documents (including the Gateway determination) can be downloaded from this page or viewed at:

  • All Council libraries during library hours; and
  • Council’s Customer Service Centre within Council’s Administration Building, 41 Burelli Street, Wollongong between 9am and 5pm weekdays.

Written submissions on the revised Draft Planning Proposal need to be forwarded to Council before the close of business on Friday 19 December 2014.

To make a submission, complete the feedback form below, email records@wollongong.nsw.gov.au, or post to:

The General Manager
Wollongong City Council
Locked Bag 8821
WOLLONGONG DC NSW 2500

Please quote Council’s file reference no. ESP-100.01.067 on any posted or emailed submissions.

Please note that submissions become public documents and may be viewed by other persons on request.


Council is developing a planning proposal to facilitate outdoor dining across our city.

A draft of the proposal was exhibited for public comment in early 2014, and we’d like to thank everyone who provided feedback.

We’ve now made some changes to the originally exhibited Draft Planning Proposal for Outdoor Dining and Display of Goods Upon Footpaths. The revised Draft Planning Proposal includes the following changes:

  • Permitting outdoor dining areas (associated with adjacent lawfully approved food and drink premises) upon operational land, community land and Crown land to be Exempt Development under Schedule 2 of Wollongong Local Environmental Plan 2009;
  • Deleting the component dealing with outdoor dining upon footpaths given that this component is already Exempt Development under State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008;
  • Deleting the component dealing with food and drink premises being a permissible use in the SP2 Infrastructure zone; and
  • Deleting the component dealing with the display of goods upon footpaths.

The revised Draft Planning Proposal, if adopted, will enable outdoor dining to be permitted as Exempt Development under Schedule 2 of Wollongong Local Environmental Plan 2009, on the following land as part of an adjacent lawfully approved food and drink premises:

  • Operational land,
  • Community land, and
  • Crown land.

The revised Draft Planning Proposal is on exhibition between 19 November 2014 and 19 December 2014.

Copies of the revised Draft Planning Proposal and other related documents (including the Gateway determination) can be downloaded from this page or viewed at:

  • All Council libraries during library hours; and
  • Council’s Customer Service Centre within Council’s Administration Building, 41 Burelli Street, Wollongong between 9am and 5pm weekdays.

Written submissions on the revised Draft Planning Proposal need to be forwarded to Council before the close of business on Friday 19 December 2014.

To make a submission, complete the feedback form below, email records@wollongong.nsw.gov.au, or post to:

The General Manager
Wollongong City Council
Locked Bag 8821
WOLLONGONG DC NSW 2500

Please quote Council’s file reference no. ESP-100.01.067 on any posted or emailed submissions.

Please note that submissions become public documents and may be viewed by other persons on request.