The Dunedin City Council will consult again on the review of
its policy on the commercial use of footpaths.
A draft revised policy on what businesses could and could not
do with signage and furniture on Dunedin's footpaths was
considered by a council hearings subcommittee last year,
following a round of public consultation.
The subcommittee of Crs Kate Wilson, Fliss Butcher and Teresa
Stevenson decided on several changes that would have altered
the draft policy so significantly from that which originally
went out for public consultation, a new draft policy needed
to be developed, subcommittee chairwoman Cr Kate Wilson said
The original revised policy was considered by some
councillors to be too prescriptive, but several even more
restrictive ideas will be considered.
One is whether portable advertising signs on footpaths - of
which there are hundreds in the central city - should be
A new hearings panel will be formed to hear feedback.