21 September 2020 

To support local hospitality businesses in the road to recovery from COVID-19, Manningham Council is making it possible for eligible traders to expand their outdoor dining footprint with a new permit.  

Council hopes extended footpath dining will help local hospitality businesses to increase the number of customers they can offer a dine-in experience too and increase revenue.    

Eligible businesses can apply for a Footpath Dining Extension permit which will allow them to set up outdoor dining either side of the footpath area directly in front of their premises until 31 July 2021.   

Director City Planning and Community, Angelo Kourambas said “We’re committed to cutting the red-tape and making it easy as possible for business to extend their current outdoor dining on Council footpaths.  

“In addition we’re exploring opportunities to create new outdoor public seating and dining spaces in suitable shopping centres and open spaces around Manningham for the community to enjoy.  

“A key focus for us is supporting our local hospitality businesses. I would encourage any businesses who are interested in this opportunity to reach out to our business liaison team who are ready to take your call.”  

For more information, visit manningham.vic.gov.au/extended-footpath-dining, email business@manningham.vic.gov.au or call 9840 9333.   

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