Outdoor dining spaces popping up

DINERS enjoy a new pop-up parklet. Picture: Supplied

NEW outdoor dining parklets have begun to open up.

Kingston Council fast-tracked the approval process for temporary outdoor dining spaces last year. Six new parklets have now opened up across Mordialloc and Moorabbin.

Kingston mayor Steve Staikos said these are “the first of several parklets we’ll start to see temporarily replacing car parking spaces in Kingston, to help cafes and restaurants provide additional capacity for diners, while remaining COVID-safe.”

“Council has been supporting businesses through this entire process, from application through to installation. Over the coming weeks we look forward to rolling out more parklets in Highett and Aspendale,” he said.

“This is just one of the many ways that Kingston Council has been helping hospitality businesses to recover from COVID-19 trading restrictions. Council has been working with businesses to find practical ways to assist them to expand their outdoor dining options, while still ensuring they are COVID-safe.

“Council has waived fees for outdoor dining permits and dining pop-up licenses and has been streamlining application processes wherever outdoor dining can be safely established.”

Permits for the temporary parklets expire on 29 June, 2021.

The outdoor parklets can be found in Mordialloc at The Sporting Globe, Chilled@Mordy, Siesta Café, Mordi Supper Club, and Mordi Cellar Door.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 27 January 2021

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