Food Delivery Service - Draft Policy

Consultation has closed on the Draft Food Delivery Service Policy

October 2020 Update:

The survey is now closed, and submissions are now being reviewed. Thank you to all who provided feedback.

September 2020 Consultation:

Cumberland City Council values pedestrian safety and is committed to encouraging responsible cycling, especially with the increase in food delivery services utilising bicycles and electric bicycles throughout the local government area. Whilst most food delivery cyclists are responsible, there are some who do not behave responsibly in public areas. This can cause conflict within the community, particularly in open space areas where there may be competing uses.

The Cumberland City Council Draft Food Delivery Service Policy intends to achieve this by:

  • Educating food delivery services and businesses who use these delivery methods, to ensure that they are aware of the legislation regarding the use and occupation of public land.
  • Promote the importance of pedestrian and bicycle safety alike.
  • Reducing the number of complaints received relating to food delivery riders cycling on footpaths, posing a risk to pedestrian safety.
  • Monitoring compliance with the Road Rules 2014 and Local Government Act 1993, using enforcement sanctions where appropriate.
  • During this community consultation period, the residents are encouraged to submit their comments on the proposal. For your reference, you can review the draft policy in the document library.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact:

Stuart Nunn
Manager Health and Regulatory Services
P: (02) 8757 9631

Join the conversation and have your say!

  • Consultation commences

    23 September 2020