Item 9.2 - Attachment 7

Outdoor Dining Policy 2009



Attachment 2



Outdoor Dining Policy

Draft Adopted 19th October 2009Reviewed August 2009

Parramatta City Council



2. Outdoor Dining Policy

2.0 Introduction

2.1 Purpose

2.2 Aims and objectives of the policy

2.3 Area to which this policy applies

2.4 Relationship to other plans and legislation

2.5 Urban Design Guidelines and Assessment Criteria  

2.6 Access to Council Infrastructure

2.7 Circulation, safety and convenience

2.8 Furniture Guidelines

2.9 Markers

2.10 Enclosures

2.11 Planter boxes

2.12 Wind breaks

2.13 Umbrellas

2.14 Advertising and signage

2.15 Heating Devices

2.16 Accessories

2.17 Service

2.18 Access to facilities

2.19 Lighting

2.20 Associated works

2.21 Storage

2.22 Animals

2.23 Waste Management

2.24 Smoking

2.25 Maintenance

2.26 Insurance

2.27 Fees and Charges

2.28 Billing Schedule

2.29 Security Deposit Bond

2.30 Monitoring of Performance

2.31 Application process

2.32 Definitions








Outdoor Dining Policy

2.0 Introduction

Parramatta City Council is committed to enhancing urban life and promoting the continuing

development of outdoor dining through an integrated approach to design and location of furniture.

Outdoor dining makes a significant contribution to the quality of public spaces and

urban life. Outdoor dining provides an active street frontage that is alive and ever changing.

Australia has good weather and its citizens enjoy an outdoor lifestyle including outdoor

dining. There are several benefits from outdoor dining including revitalization of

run down areas, enhancing social interaction, preventing vandalism and other forms

of street crime as a result of the casual surveillance. It adds to  the area’s the City’s image, lifestyle

and vibrancy.

2.1 Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to;

§ inform and advise businesses of the requirements when applying for outdoor dining wherever feasible and appropriate throughout the Parramatta Local Government Area (LGA)

§ provide a framework for the location and design of outdoor dining furniture and to ensure a high standard for each restaurant / café and to further strengthen

§ Council’s direction in promoting an active and positive street frontage.


2.2 Aims and objectives of the policy

§ To promote a high quality visual environment

§ To support local economic development and commercial vitality

§ To ensure outdoor dining contributes to the improvement (i.e. function and

safety) of the streetscape

§ To ensure that pedestrians and other forms of traffic are not unduly obstructed

by outdoor dining

§ To ensure that outdoor dining contributes to the amenity of adjoining or nearby


§ To ensure outdoor dining is compatible with other community uses of public


§To ensure that Parramatta City Council clearly communicates its desires and responsibilities for

§          outdoor dining across the LGA and that the controls are easily understood and

§ regulated.

§ To provide for performance monitoring to be used as part of the approval renewal process.


2.3 Area to which this policy applies

This policy applies to:

§ Footpaths and roadways under the ownership or management of Council.

§ tTo any privately owned and managed spaces to guide and achieve consistency

        between the public and private domain. ????

§ All outdoor seating in public areas where food and beverages are served and the approval process requires an approval to occupy to be acquired.

Please note that some conditions differentiate between the Parramatta City Centre and the rest of the Parramatta LGA.







The map of Parramatta Local Government  Area (LGA) below indicates areas where outdoor dining activities may take place.


2.4 Relationship to other plans and legislation

This policy supersedes the Outdoor Dining Policy of December 2005. This policy should

be read in conjunction with Parramatta Local Environmental Plan, City Centre, 2007

Development Control Plan (DCP), DCP 2007, Sydney Regional Environmental Plan

No28 and NSW Food Act and Food Safety Standards incorporated therein.

The policy requiresprovides for development consent plus approval under Section 125 of the Roads Act, 1993 and an activity approval under S68 of the Local Government Act 1993 be obtained. Prior to lodging any an Outdoor Dining Application please contact Council to ensure that you have all relevant plans or policies for consideration.




2.5 Urban Design Guidelines and Assessment Criteria

This section outlines the requirements, criteria and how to plan your outdoor dining application.


2.5.1 Outdoor Dining Plan Submission Requirements

When applying for outdoor dining all plans submitted are to be drawn to scale at minimum scale 1:100 and to include the following;

-   A north point

-   The property boundary and entries

-   Awning line dotted over (if existing)

-   Footpath including kerb

-   All footpath elements within 3 m of the proposed dinning area including, kerb ramps, vehicle crossovers, driveways, public seats, bins, street lights and street trees

-   The proposed area for dining

-   The proposed furniture layout

-   Any proposed barriers and overhead shelter, awnings and the like

-   Any adjoining outdoor dining areas.

-   All measurements in metric (millimetres).



2.5.2 Urban Design Guidelines-Temporary Structures for weather protection.

Where additional shelter is required for weather protection to outdoor dining areas, light- weight structures may be allowed on the public footpath subject to the following guidelines and Council approval. 

-      The shelters are to be high quality. They should not dominate the streetscape, or make the footpath appear as a privately owned space and there is to be consistency in their height, and appearance.

-   The building awning line is to remain visually prominent in the street and the ceiling of the outdoor dining structure is to sit under the awning.

-   Shop bought off the shelf products are preferred to ensure uniformity of appearance and high quality fixtures.

-   The structure/shade structure is to be a detached element that is self supporting and may not to be fixed to the awning or building.

-   Roof cladding is to be fabric and/or semi transparent and light shades for a lightweight appearance.

-   There is to be minimum 2200mm to the underside of the ceiling of the shelter/shade structure.

-    The support structure is to be as minimal as possible and of dark colours to be visually recessive.




2.5.3 Aesthetics and Special Conditions

Outdoor dining should relate to, be sensitive towards and enhance, existing urban

character, heritage and street quality and function.

The most important local conditions to be considered in locating outdoor dining are

pedestrian and vehicular circulation, convenience and safety of patrons and the general

public, existing streetscape elements and amenity in residential areas.

The ground surface must be level and able to support all outdoor dining structuressuitably constructed and sufficiently level to support a

proper layout and safe use of the required furniture and associated circulation areas.

To achieve this only minor structures or changes in the footpath will be permitted

such as fixing of umbrellas and markers for dining areas.

Only that part of the footpath / roadway / public plaza directly in front of the ground

floor of a restaurant / café may be used for outdoor dining. The area may not normally

extend to the area in front of neighbouring properties.

However, in areas with a current low level of outdoor dining and / or where street

activities are being encouraged, consideration may be given to allow outdoor dining

to extend along the footpath. This extension will only be from the principal premises along the footpath

for up to one premises frontage in either direction beyond the premises to which the

approval relates.

Extension of an outdoor dining area where permitted by Council must be directly

linked to the current outdoor dining permitted area. Extension of an outdoor dining

beyond the principal premises is dependant on permission being granted from the

operator and the property owner of the adjacent business. Should that permission

be withdrawn, or the adjacent business change operation, approval will be deemed to be withdrawn,

and outdoor dining must be removed immediately. All structures must be removed

at the cost of the operator.


Where Council is the adjoining landlord (e.g. a laneway), only half the space would be

permitted to be used by the neighbouring restaurant, unless the landowner on the

opposite side of the laneway consented to the use of the entire footpath area.

Where an extension of the outdoor dining area has been granted, the operator

must take responsibility for any liability issues that are associated with the extended outdoor dining





2.6 Access to Council Infrastructure

Council staff and equipment may need to access public infrastructure such footpaths, pits lighting and other services from time to time. Sometimes this need may arise in emergency circumstances. Accordingly outdoor dining structures should be able to be moved so as to allow this to occur.  While Council will attempt to minimise the extent and length of time taken to address the matter at hand Council will bear no responsibility for interruption to approval holders` or businesses caused by the required access.

The size of the structure should be limited but allow for multiple units to be used in large areas such as corners.  This can be managed through the management plan and BCA assessment and will assist in the maintenance issues raised above to allow for sections only to be removed allowing other sections to remain trading as part of the approval.



2.7 Circulation, safety and convenience

Due to disability access requirements, where practical, the preferred location for footpath

seating is away from the building edge, that is close to the kerb. This allows for

continuous easy movement of pedestrians along the footpath, and browsing in shop

windows, entry into shops, and ease of movement for people with vision impairment

or other disabilities (see diagram below)...









Special conditions apply where seating must be located next to the kerb as the pedestrian volume is greater.

In all locations, a clear distance of at least 1.8m metres must be maintained adjacent

to the seating area for pedestrian circulation, exclusive of any obstruction or

street fixture e.g. bench, tree, rubbish bin, pole.








At street intersections, a setback of at least two metres from the building corner applies

exclusive of any obstruction or street fixture e.g. bench, tree, rubbish bin, pole or other installation.

A line of sight diagram is to be supplied with all development applications,


All seating located close to the kerb must be at least 0.8 metres from the kerb edge

to provide a safety buffer from vehicles.

Seating may not be located next to both the building edge and kerb side.

If the restaurant / café is located adjacent to Disabled Parking a clearance of 1.5m

from the kerb must be maintained to allow access for wheelchairs.

Seating may not be located in the middle of the footpath.

In otherwise favourable locations minor modifications of the nominated clearances

may be appropriate with written approval from Council.


2.8 Furniture Guidelines


The style, layout and orientation of furniture should be chosen according to the extent

and shape of the available space. All furniture must satisfy relevant Australian

Design Standards.

The depth of space available for outdoor dining depends on the width of the footpath.

The minimum practical depth for outdoor dining is 1 metre which allows for two chairs

per table. The layout and space between settings of tables and chairs must maintain

access at disability standards at all times.


The use of mis-matched tables and chairs is not permitted. The furniture must

be of the same “family group” to ensure visual unity and enhancement of the surrounds.

Whenever possible, outdoor dining areas should visually relate to, and be physically

aligned with, existing features and permanent elements of the streetscape and landscape

such as trees, pedestrian lights, bollards and similar installations.


It is the responsibility of the operator to ensure that all outdoor dining furniture is located within the boundaries of the approved seating area at all times.


Furniture Style

Outdoor furniture should make a positive contribution to the street environment. A

furniture style that is practical and elegant and integrates well with the surrounding

cityscape is encouraged.

The furniture must fold or stack for storage, and be readily removed and stored within

the principalassociated indoor premises.

All furniture items will be subject to Council’s approval. Consideration

may also be given to well designed, creative, and individual alternatives

Furniture colour schemes must form part of any application.

Furniture for outdoor dining is required to meet the following criteria:

§ Structure

The furniture should be strong, durable, waterproof and weather resistant, designed

for commercial outdoor use. The design must not contain parts that are likely to

cause damage to the pavement.

Public safety and comfort must be considered. Sharp edges, and hinges or other

moving parts must not present a potential hazard to patrons or pedestrians.

§ Materials and colours

Tables, chairs, and umbrellas may be powder coated or polished aluminium,

brushed or stainless steel, natural or painted timber or canvas. Suitable colours are

natural, camel, terra cotta, Brunswick green or black. Dark colours are recommended

and surfaces such as table tops must be non-reflective. White table surfaces, chair

seats and backs are discouraged due to the tendency for rapid deterioration and

discolouring in the urban environment.


2.9 Markers

All boundaries of the approved seating area, including areas requiring

a liquor licence, are to be marked. Council may require the applicant to supply such

markings, or Council will supply at a fee.

The markers must remain in place throughout the duration of the approval period, and all furniture, including umbrellas and plants, must be kept strictly within the boundaries of the approved seating area.

Examples of markers are pavers, brass inserts flush with the paver, wind breaks and

planter boxes. Council will specify the type of marking required for each approval



2.10 Enclosures

Outdoor dining should enrich the pedestrian experience and public life. It is therefore

important that they present an open, inviting image and are easily accessible by the


Canvas or Plastic screens attached to an umbrella are allowed but must be:

§ Clear and transparent and colourless

§ Good quality

§ Well maintained

§ Only used in windy, rainy or cold weather (poor weather only)

§ Raised or removed during fine weather

§ Full enclosure of the outdoor dining area is not permitted. A maximum of

three sides can be enclosed. (Three sides plus the roof)

A road safety audit will be required if the outdoor dining structures to be considered for approval are close to street intersections and or pedestrian crossings.

In general Council does not encourage the attachment of outdoor dining structures to existing fixed awnings. Should a development application be submitted for the attachment of an outdoor dining structure to an awning a merit assessment will be made. Safety is paramount and awnings will be considered subject to the structure being assessed as safe by an independent structural engineer if deemed necessary by Council. The awning proposal will also be considered on aesthetic grounds including the relationship of the proposed structure to nearby heritage buildings, scale and the appropriateness to the streetscape/ general locale.



2.11 Planter boxes

Planter boxes may be considered in open areas such as plazas or footpath

widenings which are separated from the main pedestrian path. The planter boxes

must be well maintained and monitored by restaurant / caféthe aApproval holder.

Permanent planter boxes will only be considered in privately owned open space or

on extended footpath areas.

Planter boxes should not exceed a total length of 1800mm and total height, including

the plants, should not be more than 1200mm.

Council reserves the right to order the removal of planter boxes that are not properly

maintained including the consistent provision of approved high quality flowers

or vegetation. They must be removed from the public area when the café/restaurant is not

operating or designed as an integral part of the open space.

Planter boxes supplied by Council will be maintained by Council with a separate

maintenance fee charged.

No advertising is allowed on planter boxes.

The placement of planter boxes must be shown on all plans and applications prior to any approvals being given.

A sSpecial conditions applyies where planter boxes may only be

placed on the kerb side of the dining area and not between adjoining dining

areas or between dining area and pedestrian area.


2.12 Wind breaks

Wind breaks are permitted. However, advertising conditions apply. See advertising

and signage for conditions (clause 2.14).


2.13 Umbrellas

Umbrellas are appropriate for providing shade and shelter. However, umbrellas

and other shade structures must:

be positively secured to ensure that they are at all times securely fixed to

withstand the effects of wind

be removed or closed in extremely windy conditions and must be removed

when the outdoor seating area is not in use unless they have been permanently fixed

not encroach on, or interfere with pedestrian movement, and must be at

least 2.2 metres above the ground level when open

be certifiably manufactured from fire retardant material if adjacent to a

heating device

be maintained in sound and aesthetically acceptable condition to Council's


allow only incidental advertising on umbrellas such as name of café or

coffee brand

be market style (not beach umbrellas)

umbrellas and other shade structures, will be subject to the Council’s

approval, details of which must form part of any application

be more than 400 mm from the kerb line

All enclosures must be collapsed or removed when weather conditions beyond

the capacity of the structure are encountered (e.g. an umbrella wind rated to 40

knots must be removed at a wind speed greater than 39 knots).



2.14 Advertising and signage

Below are general specifications for advertising and signage. Each application will

be assessed to ensure a high standard of graphic design that is complementary

to the restaurant / café and streetscape.

Windbreaks allowed but are to be located between kerb and dinners



§ to place advertisement / signage on outdoor umbrellas. The name of the

restaurant / café may be displayed on every alternate panel

§ to place advertising / signage on windbreaks covering up to 30% of the total


§ to identify the restaurant / café or advertise products which are a core part

of the business and are supplied by the restaurant / café to its patrons

§ have only one product, logo or business name being advertised

§ is of a minor and integral element of the furniture design and does not have

an excessive impact on the area of the café or the streetscape

§ the attachment of a menu board to the building


Not permitted

§ to place the name of the restaurant / café, coffee brand, or logo on other

items of furniture

§ the coverage of more than 30% of any surface area with the name of the restaurant /cafe or logo

§ the use of pedestal 'menu boards', 'A frames' ', sandwich boards and amplified

‘spruikers’. If menu boards are used they must be small enough to be easily transportable so they can be carried to and from outdoor dining area as required

§ to illuminate advertising using neon lighting or similar lighting.


Details of all signage and advertising, including attached menu boards, must be

submitted for approval as part of the application.


2.15 Heating Devices

The use of heating devices must be managed from a risk management perspective and compliance with relevant legislation and authorities requirements must be complied with. The design

of the device and the safety of persons and property will be the main considerationpriority.

Where the use of a heating device is proposed, details of the type, location and

design must be included in the application. Appropriate fire safety equipment

must be easily accessible and its location noted in the application.

Heating devices should turn off automatically if overturned to prevent injury to

patrons and property. Heating devices must be removed from the Approved areapublic land and

appropriately stored when not in use.

Direct access to the gas mains and use of electrical extension cords are not


Installation of gas heaters should be in accordance with AS 4565 –2004 Radiant

Gas Heaters. Heaters must not be placed where they may present a fire hazard

(e.g. in close proximity to umbrellas).


2.16 Accessories

Accessories such as loudspeaker equipment, dumb waiters or cash registers will

not be permitted in the approved area.


2.17 Service

Table service is encouraged. It is mandatory where alcohol is served. The use of

disposable tableware in outdoor dining is not permitted.


2.18 Access to facilities

Where a significant increase in number of patrons will be accommodated in the

outdoor area it may be necessary to upgrade the existing facilities.

The introduction of outdoor dining will increase the overall customer seating capacity

of the premises. The business owner must assess the ability of the existing

premises to accommodate the additional patron load. This will require appraisal to

determine that adequate space and capacity exists in the food preparation and

storage areas, general waste storage and disposal facilities, sewer trade waste and toilet facilities to meet the increased needs of additional patrons and staff.

Australian Standard AS 4674- 2004 and Food Safety Standard 3.2.3 (adopted

under the Food Act) and Council’s Food Safety Codes provide guidance on the provision of space for food preparation and associated activities. The health and amenity provisions of the Building

Code of Australia provide information on the required number of toilet facilities for the premises.

BCA requirements

The outdoor dining areas should also be restricted in size and configuration to ensure populations are adequate to meet BCA requirements for egress and other fire safety concerns. There should be a management plan for areas that have a population in excess of 50 people that includes seating layout and paths of travel to allow for safe egress and circulation spaces. These areas should be delineated.


2.19 Lighting

Any outdoor cafe premises approved to operate outside daylight hours must provide adequate

lighting to ensure the safety and amenity of patrons and the general public.


2.20 Associated works

In some cases, the applicant may wish to undertake streetscape works to accommodate

an outdoor cafe. Such works may include footpath widening, paving, street tree planting,

pedestrian lighting, etc. Any such works require specific approval by the Council and any costs associated with these improvements will be borne entirely by the applicant.


2.21 Storage

All outdoor furniture is to be stored away from the Approved areathe public area and off public land

outside the hours of operation to allow for activities such as street cleaning.


2.22 Animals

No animals, other than guide dogs, are permitted in the the Approved areadining /drinking

areas. This includes footpath dining areas. 


2.23 Waste management

This policy aims to promote sound environmental practices which reduce the amount

of waste generated from the activity and encourages the business owner to responsibly

dispose of waste.

The introduction of legislation banning smoking from dining areas has seen an increase

in the amount of cigarette butt litter that has accumulated around outdoor

dining areas, which in turn is often blown into the streets, down stormwater drains

and into our waterways.

Appropriate environmental management is an important issue for Parramatta City

Council and the community. Waste management is the responsibility of all stakeholders

including Outdoor Dining opApproval holderserators. This includes the containment and

proper disposal of tobacco waste including cigarette butts.

All waste must be stored in an appropriate container and operators  must

accept and demonstrate responsibility for the disposal of all wastes as well as the

cleanliness of the area immediately adjacent to their premises.

To ensure the outdoor dining area is maintained in a clean and hygienic state at all

times and to reduce the impact of waste upon the environment, the following requirements

will apply:

All ashtrays utilised within the outdoor dining area must be of a windproof


Operators must maintain the cleanliness of the outdoor dining area, i.e.

ensure that tables and chairs are kept clean and that litter is removed from in

and around the outdoor dining area and disposed of properly.

Outdoor dining debris, litter or waste must not be swept into stormwater

drains, gutters or garden beds.

All litter must be swept, collected and disposed of in an approved litter receptacle.

Windproof ashtrays must be of a type approved by the Council.

Where single use items such as drink coasters and napkins are to be used

they should be compostable.



2.24 Smoking

Council has the authority to prohibit smoking in Public Spaces under Section 632 of

the Local Government Act (1993). Council, whilst not encouraging smoking has not taken this step. However, should operators choose to allow smoking operators are required to clearly display signage advising whether or not smoking is permitted within the approved outdoor dining area.

 Approval holders who wish to have smoking within the dining area are required to provide adequate Council approved windproof ashtrays and to keep the area used for outdoor activities free of discarded cigarette butts.


2.25 Maintenance

All furniture must at all times be maintained in a physically sound and aesthetically

acceptable condition to the Council’s satisfaction. The restaurant / cafe is responsible

for cleaning the approved seating area. It must present a clean, well maintained image

as specified in the conditions of the approval and development consent.

All requirements of the food safety standards adopted under NSW legislation are to be fully met.

Outdoor dining furniture and fittings must be maintained at a high standard of presentation for all outdoor dining by ensuring that furniture, screens and planters are clean, in good order and well presented.

The cleanliness of the public place must be maintained throughout the trading period through the removal of leftover food, paper, cigarette butt waste and tree debris such as leaves and pollen.


Repair and maintenance of outdoor dining furniture

The following table may be used as a guide for maintaining a high standard of presentation

for all outdoor dining furniture and fittings:

Windbreaker/Screen broken - Repair within 24hours

Windbreak/Screen missing - Replace within 7 days

Windbreak/Screen torn - Remove and repair within 7 days

Graffiti on windbreaker/screens - Clean within 48 hours

Graffiti on canvas - Remove and clean screens or replace within 7 days

Components of windbreaker/screens missing or broken- Replace within 7 days

Furniture in disrepair - Remove or replace within 7 days

Screens, awnings, umbrellas & drop downs in unclean condition - Clean within 24 hours

Umbrellas, drop downs & screens do not meet Outdoor Dining Policy Requirements  

      - Install with Council approved Umbrellas, drop downs & screens within 8 weeks

Planter boxes damaged                 - Remove and replace within 7 days

Plants wilted or plants – Remove and replace within 7 days

Advertising not meeting Council’s Outdoor Dining Policy requirements - Remove within 24 hours

Umbrella damaged or canvas torn - Remove and replace within 7 days


2.26 Insurance

The proprietor must maintain a minimum of $10 million Public Liability policy or any

other amount as Council may stipulate from time to time for the use of the Approved area the footpath/

roadway or public space. Evidence of that policy must accompany the proprietor's

application. Council is to be named as an additional insured under the policy for their

respective rights and interests (f.t.r.r,&i). Council may also from time to time request

a Certificate of Currency of the policy from the proprietor.


2.27 Fees and Charges

Relevant fees are outlined in Council’s Fees and Charges Schedule. These fees and

charges are reviewed on an annual basis. The fee structure has regard to current market

rates for equivalent indoor spaces (e.g. Parramatta CBD will attract a higher rate than

a suburban centre).


2.28 Billing Schedule

OperatorsThe Approval holder will be invoiced quarterly in advance but with a common expiry date (CED) to the nearest quarter for the first invoice, e.g. an approval issued on 6 January will have a CED of 31 March and the next invoice will be for the three (3) months to 30 June. Each permit displayed in the front window representing a quarter will be indicated by differing colour schemes.


2.29 Security Deposit Bond

Upon receipt of the Outdoor Dining Approval the applicant will be required to pay a security deposit bond equivalent to three (3) months of the total annual approval fee. This will be held by Council in trust for the duration of the approval holders occupation of the footway and returned when Council is notified in writing by approval holder that the holder wishes to stop the use of the approved area as long as there are no outstanding monies to Council and the approved area is left in good condition.


2.30 Monitoring of Performance (compliance with outdoor dining policy)

This Policy is designed to provide for the seamless conduct of outdoor dining operations in the Local Government Area. Adherence to this policy is necessary for this to occur. Accordingly the conduct of outdoor dining establishments will be monitored and a record of the contravention of each operator will be maintained. Should the number of contraventions or breaches exceed two (2) per annum the next breach will result in the permit being suspended for 1 week and subsequent breaches will result in the permit being suspended for 3 months and the operator will be required to cease outdoor dining operations for that period. In addition depending of the circumstances of the breach fines may be issued by Council.


2.31 Application process

Outdoor dining requires Development Consent and an approval to occupy Council owned land.

Application forms and advice can be obtained from the Council’s

Strategic Asset Management Unit, 30 Darcy Street, Parramatta or telephone

(02) 9806 5098 or you visit Council’s website on

Please note that where it is intended to serve alcohol a separate licence under the Liquor Act is required. Further information can be obtained from the Liquor Administration Board.

Council reserves the right to approve applications for limited periods.

Written applications for an Outdoor DiningCafe Approval are to be addressed to the Property Asset Management Officer Outdoor Dining Parramatta City Council.


2.32 Definitions

§ Local Government Area (LGA)- The area withininside the boundariesy of Parramatta City Council.

§ Parramatta City Council- The Governing body of the LGA.

§ Parramatta City-  Central Business District in the City of Parramatta.

§ Roadway- Applies to the public road and footpaths/ways managed by Parramatta City Council or the Roads and Traffic Authority.

§ Public Space- Areas for public use under care and control of Parramatta City Council.

§ Footway- Is the pedestrian carriageway located on the public road.

§ Principal Premises- Is the physical buildinpropertyg to which the Development Consent applies and in whichthat the business/ Restaurant/ Café to which the Development Consent applies is conductedto.

§ Outdoor Dining Approval- Is the approval issued under tThe Roads Act and tThe Local Government Act.

§ Approved Area- Is the area to which the Development Consent for theand Outdoor Dining Approval applies to.

§ Outdoor Dining Structures- Are the items such as tables, chairs, umbrellas, wind breaks and heating devices placed within the approved area.

§ High Quality- The structures placed in the approved are of a commercial use grade.

§ Patrons- Are the customers/ public/ users of the premises or outdoor dining area.

§ Disabled Parking- Area defined as a disabled parking area under The Roads Act?.

§ Approval Holder- Entity to which the Outdoor Dining Approval has been issued.