30 November 2021

Over the last year, Council has provided extended trading areas enabling many local businesses to operate whilst meeting social distancing requirements. The program was established in October 2020 and initially extended as a trial until May 2021, before being further extended until 31 May 2022.

Council is now examining what the future of the program could look like beyond May 2022. To assist in this Council has developed proposed Future Program Transition and Interim Design Guidelines that explain in what circumstances, and how, a business might be able to transition to a permanent or seasonal (e.g. during summer) outdoor trading area.

Council now invites businesses, nearby residents and the community at large to consider the Future Program Transition and Interim Design Guidelines - that is, the criteria and guidelines for transitioning, where possible, outdoor trading spaces to permanent or seasonal outdoor trading areas.

Take the survey below (under the tab labelled 'SURVEY') or speak to a Council Officer on 9932 1616 or email business@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au. Feedback is invited until 5pm, Sunday 30 January 2022.

For an overview of the proposed parklets to be retained in line with the criteria detailed in the Future Program Transition and Interim Design Guidelines, see the map below (under the tab labelled 'MAP').

Please note, Council Officers will contact all businesses currently participating in the HBBHH Program throughout December 2021 and January 2022 to answer any and all questions and confirm the details of their individual trading area.

SURVEY

MAP

Use the interactive map below to find out more about the proposed parklets to be retained, in line with the criteria detailed in the Future Program Transition and Interim Design Guidelines.

We understand Apple iPad users may experience technical difficulties using the interactive map, and ask that a different system is used to engage with this tool.

For further support, please contact a member of the Economic Development Team on 9932 1616 or email business@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au.