Kingston’s first parklets provide additional outdoor space for diners
18 January 2021
Hospitality businesses in Kingston are starting to breathe a little easier, with additional outdoor space being provided by the rollout of the city’s first parklets.
There are now six venues in Mordialloc and Moorabbin which have had customised dining spaces temporarily installed; providing additional outdoor dining options to support local cafes and restaurants.
These can be found at:
- The Sporting Globe, Mordialloc
- Chilled@Mordy, Mordialloc
- Siesta Café, Mordialloc
- Mordi Supper Club, Mordialloc
- Mordi Cellar Door, Mordialloc
- Comma, Moorabbin
Kingston Mayor Steve Staikos said they 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,” said Cr Staikos.
“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.”
Kingston businesses have been provided with several options to establish outdoor dining areas for the temporary service of food and drinks outdoors, including trading on the footpath outside their business or at an adjacent business, establishing parklets in kerbside car parks, creating a temporary outdoor dining pop up on Council land and expanding trading into outdoor areas located within the title boundary (e.g. staff carpark).
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.
Parklets are a temporary installation and permits have been issued until 29 June 2021.