Council Grants Outdoor Dining Permits

Published on 07 October 2020

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In a move of support to stoke the hospitality industry and reignite patronage within local food outlets, Council has issued 15 local businesses with complimentary outdoor dining permits.

For some a new foray, whilst a helpful extension for others, the freshly allocated permits will afford local businesses the chance to get creative with their space; increasing their capacity whilst working within the COVID-19 induced parameters.

Moyne Shire CEO, Bill Millard said Council will continue to work with and support local businesses as they recover from the impacts of the pandemic.

“We hope the issuing of these outdoor dining permits at no cost to the businesses enables them to think outside the square and be innovative with their dining options,” Mr Millard said.

“With the warmer weather and the easing of travel restrictions throughout regional Victoria, it’s fantastic to provide local businesses the opportunity to welcome patrons at optimal capacity.

“We can’t wait to see the Shire at its buzzing best again, benefitting the community in all forms. Seating configurations are able to be extended beyond footpath dining and into car parking or other public spaces should it be of benefit both the business needs and locality.

“From the construction of marquees to courtyard-esque synthetic grass flooring, Council invites local businesses to really consider how they can adapt to maximize how many people they can have at their premises.

“Get creative, consider your options, and most of all, have fun with it. We are a resilient, appealing, and resourceful community and this is the perfect platform to display this.”

For further information on the new outdoor dining permits, visit the Moyne Shire Council website at


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