Outdoor Dining

Outdoor dining in the City

Thank you for your feedback on the City of Perth’s draft Outdoor Dining Policy and Guidelines.

This feedback has informed changes to the City’s new Outdoor Dining Policy and Guidelines which were endorsed by Council on 15 January 2019.

To modernise the City’s Alfresco Dining Local Law 2009 and Alfresco Dining 2000 policy, a survey was undertaken in July 2017 to seek community feedback on the future of outdoor dining. The survey was open to businesses, property owners, city workers, residents, regular visitors and tourists with 243 responses received in total.

The revised Policy and Guidelines have captured ideas and information from the survey. Analysis of the data showed that footpath access and circulation (53 comments), shelter items such as shades and umbrellas (43 comments), and furniture and design (32 comments) were key concerns of the respondents. There was desire for a simplified response to the condition and quality of outdoor dining areas.

The policy and guidelines respond to design and operational requirements to ensure essential services, and high-quality city streetscapes and public places are delivered to our community. They will assist business owners create and manage high quality outdoor dining areas and support them in complying with the City’s Outdoor Dining Policy.

Thank you for your feedback on the City of Perth’s draft Outdoor Dining Policy and Guidelines.

This feedback has informed changes to the City’s new Outdoor Dining Policy and Guidelines which were endorsed by Council on 15 January 2019.

To modernise the City’s Alfresco Dining Local Law 2009 and Alfresco Dining 2000 policy, a survey was undertaken in July 2017 to seek community feedback on the future of outdoor dining. The survey was open to businesses, property owners, city workers, residents, regular visitors and tourists with 243 responses received in total.

The revised Policy and Guidelines have captured ideas and information from the survey. Analysis of the data showed that footpath access and circulation (53 comments), shelter items such as shades and umbrellas (43 comments), and furniture and design (32 comments) were key concerns of the respondents. There was desire for a simplified response to the condition and quality of outdoor dining areas.

The policy and guidelines respond to design and operational requirements to ensure essential services, and high-quality city streetscapes and public places are delivered to our community. They will assist business owners create and manage high quality outdoor dining areas and support them in complying with the City’s Outdoor Dining Policy.