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If you’ve been out and about in our City over the past nine months, it’s likely that you’ve seen our business parklets – you may have even dined or had coffee at one.

Temporary business parklets and other outdoor activations have been a critical part of Council’s response to supporting local businesses through COVID-19 while indoor dining was heavily restricted.

We’re now developing a Policy, which will provide a framework to help guide how we manage business parklets in Port Phillip and continue to support local businesses through recovery and beyond.

The Policy will ensure these spaces add vibrancy to our streets and contribute to the overall wellbeing of our City, while also balancing the amenity needs of surrounding businesses and our community.

What’s happened so far?

In May 2021 we asked our community for their thoughts on business parklets to help inform a long-term policy for managing these spaces in Port Phillip. We heard that the majority of our community were supportive overall of business parklets. The responses we received indicated that more outdoor seating, better atmosphere, and support for local businesses were the main community benefits. You can read more about these findings in the engagement summary report here.

Following this consultation we used your feedback to develop a draft Business Parklet Policy, draft guidelines and draft fee structure which we asked for feedback on throughout July and August 2021.

What's next?

We are currently reviewing your feedback which will help us to finalise the draft Policy and guidelines, prior to it being presented to Council for consideration in October 2021.

Draft business parklet policy and guidelines