Parklet Outdoor Dining Extended in Melbourne...
by Jessica Caggegi, on 4/03/21 2:25 PM
As we transition out of the warmer months it definitely doesn’t mean we can’t continue with outdoor dining solutions!
If you haven’t already done so, now is a great time to start thinking of ways to jump on board with a parklet or even simply weatherproof your new and existing outdoor dining space.
But weren’t parklets phasing out after the end of March we hear you ask? Great news!
With government grants currently still available to help accommodate your outdoor dining needs, there is no better time than the present to get started. And the good news is, if you are unaware, Melbourne City Council along with many others have now extended the city’s pop-up outdoor dining parklets until the winter (June 30th), investing a further $2.2 million into the program. Depending on which council, some have also been extended even further, until December 31st, 2021. There is still ample time to get your parklet installed and boost your venue limits.
Take advantage of the government grants still up for grabs and use them to your benefit.
Why choose an outdoor dining solution or parklet?
Outdoor Dining solutions provide a range of benefits to your hospitality business and provide great ambience. Parklets help to provide a boost to your venue capacity while still maintaining seating capacities within your business. It also allows you to still abide by the existing government safe Covid guidelines and restrictions. Given current restrictions still in place, it is crucial to use whatever space you have available to you to help boost revenue and sales within these unprecedented times.
Whether your business is large or small, there is a solution for simply everyone. Depending on your location you may have the flexibility to apply for a permit to convert existing footpath space to a parklet or potential carpark spaces.
In certain circumstances there is also an option to apply for a permit to have a permanent solution installed as well. All of these can be confirmed with your local council contacts.
Haven’t jumped onto the parklet bandwagon yet? We have you covered. It can be quite overwhelming, but the process is quite easy once thoroughly explained and we are always here to help. Here is a blog which we created earlier in the year highlighting the process and simple steps you will need to take to get started.
We can help you find a solution that will work for your business needs.
With so many uncertainties at present, we can assist you rest assured with an easy and seamless process!
We can help you plan out the best use of your space that works within your allocated budget and timeframe.
Get in touch and we will talk you through the process.