Current footpath trading permits will expire on 30 June 2021 and Council will be distributing renewal notices to permit holders.
What do the changes mean for businesses?
- Footpath trading renewal notices will be distributed from the week commencing Monday, 21 June.
- Businesses will be given 30 days to pay their renewal notice.
- Business owners in receipt of a footpath trading permit renewal notice can make an application for hardship consideration through Council’s hardship process.
Council understands that many businesses have been doing it tough during the COVID-19 pandemic and has provided support through a range of proactive measures. This has included waiving and refunding footpath trading permit application fees for the 20/21 financial year, which has equated to $50,460 of footpath trading permit fees being waived and $11,045 in refunds being processed.
Council will continue to actively support businesses through grants, workshops and COVID Business Concierge Officers. More information regarding support being offered by Council for individuals or businesses experiencing hardship can be found here.
Footpath Trading is essential to Moonee Valley businesses and not only enhances the vibrancy to some of the most loved and popular shopping strips but aims to improve access and safety for shoppers, people with disability, and people with prams.
Find out more information about footpath trading permits here.