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Over the last two years the hospitality industry nationally and within our City has been dramatically impacted by COVID-19. As a result, all levels of government have considered ways to support the sector and locally, and we have introduced several measures to support local businesses such as, the waiving of outdoor dining fees.

As detailed in the Economic Development Strategy and the Night time Economy Action Plan we are actively investigating ways to support local traders, particularly those that have potential to fuel a growth in the City’s after-dark and/or weekend economy.

Council is looking to support businesses and grow the after-dark and weekend economy by encouraging businesses to utilise spaces outside of their business to trade. Council already has processes in place for business to utilise footpath space and would like to now investigate extending that to street spaces, public spaces and parklets.

Council’s ultimate objective is to create a City that is renowned for its vibrancy, culture, opportunity, safety and centrality. A go-to City, for work, living, and memorable experiences. A key element of this is to support the growth of outdoor dining especially at night because it is typically during the evenings and after work that most people choose to enjoy their leisure time with friends and family.

This Trial (December 2022- March 2023)

At the 22 October 2022 Ordinary meeting, Council authorised the hosting of a three-month trial of a street parklet in Hurlstone Park village.

In utilising and monitoring this trial, we will be better informed to understand and report to Council – at the end of the trial period - the impacts, benefits and challenges of the initiative on local business, customers, residents and the organisation i.e. Council.

At the end of the trial period, Council will consider whether to end or expand the parklet initiative to other LGA based business. If the decision to continue the parklet initiative is made, this trial will have provided experience-based knowledge to assist with the development of policies, procedures and fees/charges which currently, do not exist i.e. there are no processes or mechanisms in place to allow for this to occur.

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  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Parklet trial commences

    Dec 2022

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    On-site consultation takes place

    Feb-March 2023

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Broader community consultation

    March 2023

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Trial period end

    March 2023 (end)

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Feedback received reported to internal partner (City Business and Investment)

    April 2023

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Report to Council

    April – June 2023

When can I Have a Say

We will be undertaking face-to-face consultation with the businesses, shoppers and users of Hurlstone Park in February and March 2023 and, broader community engagement through this platform with the Hurlstone Park resident community and Canterbury Bankstown will take place in March 2023.

To remain informed about this initiative, please FOLLOW this project.

Who's listening

You can also provide feedback by:

Phone Please contact one of project officers listed below.
In writing

By post to Mr Matthew Stewart, CEO, City of Canterbury Bankstown PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885

Suzie Djordjevic

Suzie Djordjevic

Coordinator City Marketing and Investment

The City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 02 9707 9814

Graham Humphrys

Graham Humphrys

Community Engagement Officer

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 02 9707 9602

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