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2018
Regional Gallery

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Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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Oztag Junior State Cup

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Using Footpaths

Trading Places – Footpath Activation Trial

Council is embarking on a six month footpath activation trial, Trading Places; from 1 October 2017 – 31 March 2018 to encourage more vibrancy in the Coffs City Centre precinct.

This trial aims to replace existing rules and regulations for footpath use (e.g. for A-frame signs, merchandise stalls/displays, non-commercial street stalls, outdoor dining, buskers and performers) with a more common-sense approach to making our footpaths more colourful, lively, entertaining and interesting to attract people to stop, look and linger for longer.

Key changes under the trial include waiving of fees and eliminating approval processes for footpath use within the Coffs City Centre Masterplan Footprint. Initially, this location gives us a defined focus area with varied footpath widths to test different activation opportunities while maintaining safety and good access. It allows us to trial the new model, quickly respond to compliance issues or risks and fine-tune before considering implementing across other areas in the LGA. 

Further information on the project including information on how to register and participate in this trial (registration is compulsory) can be found on Council's Have Your Say website.

Businesses outside this area must still apply to Council by using the forms below if they wish to use public footpaths for business purposes.

Footway Activity Guid​elines

Application for Footway Activity Licence

Application for Footway Activity Licence

Hold a Street Stall Application

​​Outdoor Dining Application

Outdoor Dining Application

A-Frame Signs Application