Trading in Public Places

Consultation has concluded

Council is developing a new bylaw to help regulate the operation of roadside mobile traders such as coffee carts, firewood sellers, Christmas tree vendors and fruit and vegetable stalls.

The bylaw is intended to allow for mobile trading, but also ensure the surrounding roads and pavements remain safe and usable for both traders and their customers.  It is also intended to ensure that permanent retailers are not economically disadvantaged by traders who may only operate for a few weeks a year.

The new bylaw will replace the existing Trading in Public Places Bylaw 2005.  Mobile traders will still need to apply to Council for a licence and that is required to be displayed on the vehicle during trading hours. 

The new version of the bylaw clarifies exactly what information needs to be submitted with a licence application, provides more detailed information on what is considered an offence under the bylaw, and clarifies which activities are exempt.

A copy of the Trading in Public Places Bylaw 2014 and a submission form are available from the Document Library section of this page.  If you’d like to provide feedback please complete the electronic submission form below or download a hard copy of the form and submit it via the methods listed on the form.

Council is developing a new bylaw to help regulate the operation of roadside mobile traders such as coffee carts, firewood sellers, Christmas tree vendors and fruit and vegetable stalls.

The bylaw is intended to allow for mobile trading, but also ensure the surrounding roads and pavements remain safe and usable for both traders and their customers.  It is also intended to ensure that permanent retailers are not economically disadvantaged by traders who may only operate for a few weeks a year.

The new bylaw will replace the existing Trading in Public Places Bylaw 2005.  Mobile traders will still need to apply to Council for a licence and that is required to be displayed on the vehicle during trading hours. 

The new version of the bylaw clarifies exactly what information needs to be submitted with a licence application, provides more detailed information on what is considered an offence under the bylaw, and clarifies which activities are exempt.

A copy of the Trading in Public Places Bylaw 2014 and a submission form are available from the Document Library section of this page.  If you’d like to provide feedback please complete the electronic submission form below or download a hard copy of the form and submit it via the methods listed on the form.