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 1.00      BROAD OUTDOOR DINING PRINCIPLES                                                     3
 2.00      O U T D O O R D I N I N G T E R M I N O LO G Y D E F I N I T I O N S                4
 3.00      CONDITIONS FOR APPROPRIATE OUTDOOR DINING                                           4
 4.00      H E R I T A G E A D V I C E F O R O U T D O O R D I N I N G D E V E LO P M E N T    5
 5.00      OTHER REFERENCES                                                                    6

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                                                OUTDOOR DINING GUIDELINES
    The Hahndorf Mainstreet VISION              Hahndorf Main Street forms an integral part and the basis of first impressions for the Hahndorf State Heritage
                                                Area. The shared and endorsed VISION for Hahndorf aims to create a high-quality visitor experience that
    “The Main Street should                     enhances public awareness of the unique heritage and development of the place.
    reflect Hahndorf’s position as
    Australia’s oldest permanent                Today, Hahndorf Main Street functions largely as a commercial and tourist attraction with outdoor dining
    Germanic settlement and one of              representing a significant part of an enjoyable experience.
    the best tourist destinations in
    the state.                                  The District Council of Mount Barker has an Outdoor Dining Policy in place (updated February 2005) which
                                                serves as the principal reference for these guidelines. The Outdoor Dining Policy addresses application
    The streetscape forms the
                                                procedures and assessment criteria for traders who want to install outdoor dining to council land and includes
    basis of first impressions that
                                                issues such as permits, insurances, liability and food-handling. (refer to District Council of Mount Barker -
    immediately identify the place as
                                                Procedure Manual - Section 10 Planning - updated February 2005.)
    a cohesive urban environment of
    historic significance. It presents
                                                It is important to note that every proposed outdoor dining submission will need to be assessed on a case-by-
    a high level of amenity and
                                                case basis through the Council and Heritage assessment. These guidelines are specifically aimed to promote
    encourages visitors to stay.
                                                best-practice in design and placement for approved outdoor dining installations on both private and council
    The design of Hahndorf Main                 land, and to ensure that installations are carefully considered, designed with sensitivity to the buildings and
    Street should support the                   contribute to acheiving a cohesive streetscape character.
    Statement of Significance, and
    assist the visitor and community            These guidelines have resulted from a detailed review of existing guidelines and policies and through
    in understanding that significance          consultation with stakeholders including representatives from:
    from cultural and historic
    perspectives.                                  • District Council of Mount Barker
                                                   • Hahndorf Community Association
    It provides a ‘lens’ with which
    to read or reveal the historic
                                                   • Hahndorf Business and Tourism
    ‘Prussian’ and early settlement                • Department of Environment and Heritage
    character of the place through                 • Transport SA
    progressive design and tourism
                                                   • National Trust (Hahndorf)
                                                   • South Australian Tourism Association
    It allows for flexibility and
    continuing development of the
    streetscape character, without
    detracting from existing 19C
    endorsed by the District Council of Mount
    Barker 2006

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The presence of outdoor dining on the Hahndorf Main Street is a significant contributer to the character and
appearance of the place as perceived by visitors and tourists.

The principles outlined below demonstrate how individual outdoor dining installations can be a positive
contribution to the Hahndorf Main Street, by responding to objectives set for the wider area. Ad-hoc and
poorly considered outdoor dining diminishes the quality of the experience and the obscures the assets of
the place.

Outdoor dining elements introduced to the street and to private land by traders, should therefore reflect good
practices in design, safety and placement, as well as consider the sensitive Heritage environment.

        OBJECTIVE                              OUTDOOR DINING PRINCIPLE

    A   Hahndorf Mainstreet VISION             The endorsed VISION for the Main Street is communicated to local                                < COUNCIL    PRIVATE >
                                               traders and community.
    B   Movement + Accessibiltiy               The thoughtful placement of outdoor dining elements facilitates
                                               clear paths of movement, and ensures that pedestrians are not
                                               exposed to hazardous situations.

    C   Legibility + Wayfinding                Outdoor dining furniture will not obscure wayfinding signage or
                                               other streetscape elements.

    D   Cohesiveness Of Character              Outdoor dining furniture and other related elements are selected
                                               from a suite of Council pre-approved designs and materials.

                                                                                                                                         YES      NO         YES
    E   Design Quality+ Amenity                Outdoor dining furniture is constructed from high-quality and
                                               robust materials appropriate to the environment and function.                                   pedestrian
                                               Attention must be given to maintenance.                                                           zone

    F   Heritage + Interpretation              Outdoor dining furniture is designed and located with sensitivity                                                   YES
                                               toward the built environment; to complement and enhance the
                                               visitor experience, not obscure it.
                                                                                                                   outdoor dining maintain
                                                                                                                   clear pedestrian footpath
                                                                                                                   at all times and not
                                                                                                                   compromise safety

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                                           PU B L I C A C C E S S R O A D    2      OUTDOOR DINING DEFINITIONS

                                                                             GENERAL DEFINITIONS

                                                                             pedestrian zone            Area of public footpath designated for pedestrian travel only. Typically 2m min width.
                                           3.0 m e t re s
   M A I N S TR E E T

                                           min i m u m

                                            < COUNCIL            PRIVATE >   3      C O N D I T I O N S F O R A P P R O P R I A T E D E V E LO P M E N T S

                                                                             The conditions set out below apply to outdoor dining installations on both Council and private land. The
                                                                             conditions are a guide to specific design aspects of the proposal and in some cases are a revision of the
                                                                             existing policy. Refer to The District Council of Mount Barker’s outdoor dining policy (District Council of
                                                                             Mount Barker - Procedure Manual - Section 10 Planning - updated February 2005.)


                                                                                                          Outdoor dining areas are to be located within designated zones as       (diagram 1)
                                                                                                          indicated in drawings and maintain 2.0metres of clear pedestrian
                                                                                 Location                 footpath at all times. (refer to District Council of Mount Barker
                        0 . 6 m e t re s

                                                                                                          - Procedure Manual - section 10 planning - updated February

                                                                                                          Outdoor dining should be located on paved areas
                                             2. 0 m e t re s
                                                                                                          Outdoor dining is not to be located such that the natural topography
                                                                                                          of the land is altered.

                                                                                 Furniture                Furniture on both council and private land is to be selected from
                                                                                                          Council’s pre-approved suite or custom designed to council/
                                                                                                          heritage approval.

                                                                                                          Furniture is not to be fixed to ground in public areas. Quality to
                                                                                                          be of robust construction to withstand heavy use and weather

diagram 1:
outdoor dining must
be located adjacent to
operating food business,
within the designated zone

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                                                                                                                                                 < COUNCIL   PRIVATE >

    Bollards +               Bollards and planter boxes introduced by traders are not                (diagram 2)
    Planters                 encouraged. Where barriers are required for safety reasons,
                             Council will review and provide/select furniture for the area that is
                             cohesive with the streetscape design.

    Screens +                Obstructive blinds and awnings are not to be installed in Council       (diagram 2)
    Awnings                  land areas.

                             Blinds and awnings are not to be installed where they obscure
                             building details or diminish permeability to the buildings.                                                              NO

    Shade Structures         Traders are not to introduce any fixed structure on to Council

                             Where on private land, development approval must be sought from
                             Council and Heritage advisers for any proposed building work or
                             shade structures.

                             Shade structures on privately owned land must be designed
                             in sympathy to the existing building. Heritage advice must be

4       H E R I T A G E A D V I C E F O R O U T D O O R D I N I N G D E V E LO P M E N T

The Hahndorf Main Street is part of the Hahndorf State Heritage Area which includes 16 individual State
Heritage Places that are entered on the South Australin Heritage Register. Modifications to building fabric                                           NO
and natural landscape therefore needs to be approached accordingly.

Of particular importance is that the streetscape reinforces the original historic character of Hahndorf and
“the ‘Strassendorf’ development pattern, the numerous 19th century buildings constructed in East German
and colonial Australian styles, the rhythm of the individual buildings and adjoining spaces , the street trees,
intimate scale and the sense of enclosure that gives the street an overall cohesion.” (District Council of
Mount Barker Development Plan
                                                                                                                                                 < COUNCIL   PRIVATE >
Heritage fabric in Hahndorf may include traditional ‘fachwerk‘ detailing or local stonework, but in addition, may    NO
relate to the social or natural history of the place. In addition to normal Council approvals for development,      diagram 2:
traders will need to seek Heritage advice before introducing any installations for outdoor dining purposes,         high and obstructive
                                                                                                                    screening and bollards are
as each site will require individual assessment.                                                                    not encouraged

    HAHNDORF MAIN STREET REPORT + DESIGN GUIDELINES [ DEC 2006 ] - DISTRICT COUNCIL OF MOUNT BARKER                                                                      5

    • Hahndorf Main Street Master Plan (Framework) (October 2005)
    • Development Plan - District Council of Mount Barker (Updated 12 January 2006)
    • District Council of Mount Barker - Procedure Manual Section 10 Planning (Updated February 2005)
    • Hahndorf Main Street Devlopment Guidelines By Bruce Harry & Associates (March 1995)
    • Hahndorf Main Street 1986 An analysis of development based on Title Searches and the Hahndorf
      Searches and the Hahndorf Survey 1979-1981 by Gordon Young et al. By Anni Luur Fox, Hahndorf
      Branch, National Trust of SA for Mount Barker District Council and SA Development Commission
    • Historic Main Street Hahndorf – The Management Of Change By Altmann, David (October 1991)
    • Hahndorf Conservation Policy By Bruce Harry, Lemessurier Architects (July 1991)
    • Hahndorf Heritage Survey Vol 1 And Vol 2, By G.Young, A.Marsden, I Harmstorf, L .Brasse, (1981)
    • Australian Standard on Accessibility

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