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Footpath Trading

Kingston’s Footpath Trading Policy was adopted in 2005 with an overall objective to ensure a safe and accessible environment within Kingston’s shopping centres while simultaneously encouraging vibrant retail activity.

Footpath trading adds to vibrant retail activity, it also provides valuable commercial opportunities for businesses as well as opportunities for residents and visitors to dine outdoors.

The City of Kingston has a responsibility to regulate the use of public space to ensure that the footpath provides an accessible and safe path of travel for all and that footpath trading does not negatively impact on the overall amenity of an area.

After you have submitted your footpath trading application, if you are able to verify that you can be compliant with the above mentioned Standards, you have a ‘deemed right’ to commence footpath trading while your application is being assessed.