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Retail and on-street trading

Retail is one of the largest industries in Launceston, employing around 15 per cent of the workforce. 

Cityprom was established by the Launceston City Council and local business to bring together the Launceston City retailers, professional offices and civic authorities to focus on the central city - keeping it a desirable place to visit. 

Cityprom conducts promotional programs, decorations, publicity, special events, co-operative advertising and other joint ventures that benefit the businesses within Launceston Central City.
On-street trading
The Council is working towards a fully accessible city that is safe and easy for people to move around. We are therefore committed to providing a consistent approach to business trading activities in public places - particularly streets and malls.  We have introduced the On-Street Trading Activities Policy and Guidelines. The guidelines and regulations for on-street trading activities apply to businesses within the Central Activities Area defined by the Council.
On-Street Trading Activities' brochure (PDF 5.58MB) 
The On-Street Trading Activities Policy is now in place. All goods need to be contained within a FoSM or off the footpath and all portable signs constructed and positioned so as to meet the Guidelines.

On-Street Trading Activities Policy (PDF 59.2KB)
Front of Shop Module Licence Application Procedure and Design Specifications (PDF 457KB)
Goods on Footpaths Guidelines and Specifications (PDF 1.57MB) 
Community Survey of the On-Street Trading Policy Review (PDF 662KB)

On-Street dining
On-Street Dining Guidelines and Specifications (PDF 970KB)
On-Street Dining Application Form (PDF 89.7KB)
Portable Signs

Portable Signs Guidelines and Specifications
 (PDF 2.75MB)
Portable Sign Permit Application Procedure and Design Specifications (PDF 531KB)

Food Vendors on Public Roads
In February 2014, Council introduced a policy for food vendors operating from a public road. Mobile Food Vendors Operating on Public Roads Policy (PDF 1.1MB)