Street Stalls and concessions on Council land

Council provides concessions to operate commercial activities on some of its Reserves and Street stalls in places within the central business district. Most commonly these concessions are for food and beverage stalls or carts but other activities can also be considered.

If you are interested in obtaining a concession, you will need to complete an application form and if successful, Council will issue you with a licence to operate the business in that location.

Please be aware that any food related businesses will also need to comply with the relevant Food Safety regulations, which is a separate process.

If your proposal for a street stall involves a cart type of structure, you will also need to get this approved. Here are some guidelines that will help but be sure to contact Council if you want to seek clarification before building or buying anything. 

Council has a limited number of spaces allocated for the operation of street stalls around the centre of town. These leases become available from time to time so please contact Council if you are interested.

Council offers concessions for businesses to operate in some reserve areas (e.g, Tahunanui Reserve). Please be aware that there are some restrictions on which activities can be carried out in the certain reserves so you may want to discuss your proposal before submitting an application form.

If you’d like more information, please call Council on 546 0200 and ask to speak to a member of the Property Team.