Footpath Trading Policy


Current Status

Following input from community consultation undertaken last year, Mildura Rural City Council has finalised its review of both the Alfresco Dining and Street Trader Policies.  Both policies have been combined into one as the Footpath Trading Policy and this was adopted by Council on 27 June 2018.

Responses from two rounds of consultation and engagement sessions were gathered, considered, evaluated and compiled. Some of the major changes include:

  • A new policy objective to “encourage new forms of trading which activates public spaces”.
  • More temporary food vans permitted
  • Placemaking items to be located in trading areas
  • Enforcement and application process clarified
  • Temporary/removable structures preferred
  • Clearer intersection set backs
  • Guidance for locations of items with Langtree Mall.

The final policy is available for download via the link at the bottom of this page.

Should you require any further information, please contact the Strategic Planning Team on (03) 5018 8419.

Project/Progress Timeline



Round 1 Community and Stakeholder Consultation 

Wednesday 7 June 2017 (Open Sessions) & Thursday 8 June 2017 (by appointment only)

Review of Submissions (if appropriate)

Submissions to the process closed on Wednesday 21 June 2017

Round 2 Community and Stakeholder Consultation Tuesday 19 September 2017 and Telephone Sessions from 1 September to Friday 6 October 2017 (as requested)
Consultation Drop in Sessions Wednesday 21 March 2018 and Thursday 22 March 2018
Public Exhibition of Draft Report   Friday 9 March 2018 to Friday 6 April 2018
 Adoption by Council  27 June 2018



Project Aims?

The project formed part of Council’s policy review process. During the last 3 years, we have seen an increase in how lively our streets have become with outdoor dining and street trading. To ensure currency with our policies we are seeking feedback from the community, business owners, traders and other agencies in regards to these policies.

What area of the municipality does it affect?

These policies are implemented across the whole municipality, excluding the Mildura Riverfront area.

This review explored options to provide specific guidance to the Feast Street Parklet Trial, Langtree Mall, and additional food trucks.


More Information

For more information if you have an enquiry about the project, please call the Strategic Planning team on (03) 5018 8100 or email