Table and Chair licence fees to be considered

Jan 28, 2019

Queenstown Lakes District’s Councillors will be asked to consider a fee increase for Table and Chair licences at their next Full Council meeting this Thursday.

The licences allow for and encourage al fresco dining to provide vibrant and attractive streets within the district’s town centres.  

QLDC General Manager Property and Infrastructure Peter Hansby said the rental rates under the Council’s Table and Chair Policy have not increased since it was adopted in 2006. 

“A current market rent valuation has been completed and has indicated the rents are now well under market rate,” he said. 

“The recommendation we’re putting to Councillors is to partially increase rents for the 2019 licence renewals due later this year.  This would be a first step towards reflecting the assessed market rents with a further rent review proposed in 2020,” he said.

“The Council has a significant number of town centre improvements planned over coming years.  The increased rent received from the Table and Chairs licences will assist in paying for those projects,” Mr Hansby said.

The Table and Chair Licence fee agenda report will be considered by the full Council on Thursday 31 January.  Read the full report here.


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