The last two summers saw the popular introduction of extended outdoor dining in many areas across the Peninsula.

Locals and visitors loved the initiative and restaurants and cafes were thrilled to be able to serve more people while still complying with regulations after months of being closed.

Restaurants and cafes were again be able to access more space to serve more customers safely. The repurposing of some car parking spaces at shopping areas is a small sacrifice to make in order to protect and promote the economic recovery of our local food businesses that have had to close their doors for several weeks over the last two years.

COVID-19 recovery is a major focus throughout the 2021–22 financial year with Council investing $10M directly towards recovery projects, programs and initiatives including $650,000 to re-establish the outdoor dining and township activation program from October 2021 – April 2022.

Whatever the season we can Support Local and appreciate our own backyard. As part of the Support Local campaign we encourage locals to stay close to home and immerse themselves in all that our local region has to offer. It is the perfect opportunity to rediscover local, uncover new experiences and work through that must-do-bucket-list with friends and family.

Outdoor dining on the Peninsula