The Moonee Valley Summer Parklets program brought sparkle to our streets, and it’s not over just yet. We’re set to enjoy a COVID-Safe Autumn of alfresco dining, with an additional 10 parklets installed in the last fortnight, taking the total number of outdoor dining spaces across the municipality to 25.
Participating businesses have had their street front parking bays transformed into curb-side dining spaces, with custom-built decking, astro-turf and bench seats provided by Council.
The latest round of parklets will remain in place until 1 July 2021, with further extensions assessed following business, resident and community consultation (currently underway).
By continuing the outdoor dining initiative through Autumn and into Winter, Council is reassuring and supporting traders as they recover from the impacts of COVID-19, whilst showcasing the best of Moonee Valley to local and interstate visitors.
The new parklet installations coincide with the eligibility window for the state government’s $200 Melbourne Travel Voucher Scheme, which can be used at businesses across the municipality from 19 March 2021 to 16 May 2021. These two initiatives provide a major boost for the local economy – with 40,000 vouchers snapped up by Victorians to use towards the cost of accommodation, tourism attractions or tours undertaken in any of the 26 Metropolitan Melbourne local government areas.
New locations include:
- Impasto Forno Antico, Avondale Heights
- Rice Fields Restaurant, Avondale Heights
- Lil Kitch, Moonee Ponds
- The Pepper Tree Restaurant and Wine Bar, Essendon
- 2 Fat Greeks, Essendon
- Hunky Dory, Moonee Ponds
- Cravin’ Crepes, Niddrie
- Hooked On Fish & Burger Bar, Niddrie
- Mio Dolce, Moonee Ponds
- Noodle Box, Moonee Ponds
To view an interactive map and learn more about the program – head to our parklet home page here.