Extended outdoor dining in Glen Eira

In October 2020, we sought views from traders and the community on the use of public space to:

  • support businesses to cope with COVID-19 capacity restrictions;
  • support community safety; and
  • contribute to the look, feel and vibrancy of our shopping areas, to welcome and invite people to shop locally

From the positive feedback we received, we introduced a new parklet program. A parklet is a temporary outdoor dining space that uses approved on-street car parking for extra chairs and tables, allowing a business to safely extend their trading area beyond the footpath.

To help us assess the program, we sought feedback in March and April 2021 from members of the community and owners/manager of businesses (with and without a parklet). This feedback closed on 12 April 2021.


What did we hear?

On 27 April 2021, Council considered a report presenting feedback from traders and community members. The report noted that 'the overwhelming response has been positive from all areas'. Taking this into consideration, Council resolved to reinstate the parklet program later this year, to run over the spring/summer months. As a trial, parklets currently in place in Bentleigh will remain over the winter period.

You can read the full report to Council here.

Thank you to all members of the community who participated in the survey and shared their feedback.

In October 2020, we sought views from traders and the community on the use of public space to:

  • support businesses to cope with COVID-19 capacity restrictions;
  • support community safety; and
  • contribute to the look, feel and vibrancy of our shopping areas, to welcome and invite people to shop locally

From the positive feedback we received, we introduced a new parklet program. A parklet is a temporary outdoor dining space that uses approved on-street car parking for extra chairs and tables, allowing a business to safely extend their trading area beyond the footpath.

To help us assess the program, we sought feedback in March and April 2021 from members of the community and owners/manager of businesses (with and without a parklet). This feedback closed on 12 April 2021.


What did we hear?

On 27 April 2021, Council considered a report presenting feedback from traders and community members. The report noted that 'the overwhelming response has been positive from all areas'. Taking this into consideration, Council resolved to reinstate the parklet program later this year, to run over the spring/summer months. As a trial, parklets currently in place in Bentleigh will remain over the winter period.

You can read the full report to Council here.

Thank you to all members of the community who participated in the survey and shared their feedback.

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