At our last Council meeting, I had a motion before Council to remove the need for a DA for street dining. I was pleased that see that the State Government and City of Sydney agree with me and have announced the 'Al Fresco Dining' collaboration.
This program has been launched to fast track street dining applications for small businesses in the City of Sydney. This will create more dining space and allow more guests to attend restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes whilst enjoying the summer weather.
I have called on the City to guarantee a time frame for approval of these applications. Please let me know if the city drags its feet.
The City of Sydney has also contributed $5 million alongside the State Government's $15 million to support outdoor entertainment throughout the city.
This collaboration will help bring visitors back to the CBD and enjoy what our city has to offer. I look forward to seeing the city come alive after a really difficult year.
View my motion HERE