Local Policies

Local Policies Related to Planning and Building 

Stormwater Management Policy

The Stormwater Management Policy(PDF, 46MB) provides guidance on stormwater controls to ensure that stormwater is managed effectively, consistently and sustainably. Stormwater management is an integral part of the planning and development process.

Specifications for roadworks and drainage associated with subdivisions and other developments

Policy No.4-515(PDF, 2MB) outlines the specifications for roadworks and drainage associated with subdivisions and other developments.

Outdoor Dining Policy

The Outdoor Dining Policy(PDF, 856KB) details the approval conditions and provides development controls for outdoor dining throughout the LGA.

An Applicant seeking an outdoor dining area on Council’s footpath must submit an Outdoor Dining Application via the NSW Planning Portal under S.68 of the Local Government Act.

Any Application must be accompanied by an Outdoor Dining Application Form, which is available from our Building and Planning Forms and Fact Sheets page listed under 'Development and Building Forms.'

Display of Goods on Public Domain Policy

The Display of Goods on Council Owned Footpaths Policy(PDF, 443KB) includes provisions that ensure that the public domain, including footpaths are accessible for the general public, whilst facilitating economic activity for business premises. The Policy details the approval conditions, development controls and guidelines for the use of footpaths.

Busking Policy

Busking activities are a form of public entertainment, involving the performance of artistic undertakings or musical acts with the intention of receiving a donation from members of the public. 

Fairfield City Council have developed a Busking Policy to promote artistic performances and activate the town centres, whilst regulating busking activities to mitigate impacts on the public domain and commercial operations in the centres. Busking activities are permitted in site specific locations for suitable activities that are generally situated in proximity to high commercial activity.

The Busking Policy sets out guidelines to regulate busking activities in accordance with the requirements of Section 68 of the Local Government (LG) Act 1993 which allows Council to permit activities on community land that “Direct or procure a theatrical, musical or other entertainment for the public…..for fee or reward, play a musical instrument or sing”. Busking activities are issued by Council consent with conditions to comply with.

The Busking Application Process

When applying for an approval you will need to provide:

  • A completed application form
  • Busking activity statement
  • Proof of identity
  • Working with Children Check (for persons 18 years and older)

Fill out the online
Busking Approval Application form

Approval Costs

Busking approval fees are waived by Fairfield City Council therefore no fees apply.