Applying for outdoor dining
We welcome outdoor dining in Maitland. Outdoor dining can be a great way to provide space for customers and a COVID safe environment.
In November 2020 Council adopted an outdoor dining policy which supports cafes and restaurants to expand onto public footpaths. It is free for businesses to apply for a permit.
In addition, up until 31 October 2021 Council is taking part in a state government trial that allows pubs and clubs to apply for outdoor dining without an additional development application.
Businesses wanting to apply should visit Service NSW and follow the simple steps to determine eligibility, guidelines for obtaining approval and preparing your application.
Business concierges at Service NSW will assist with all elements of applications from initial enquiries to lodging final submissions.