Shop local this Christmas and help support Casey businesses

As retail and hospitality businesses reopen across Victoria, Council is providing ongoing support through the Backing Business in Casey program and is encouraging community members to eat, drink and shop locally.

With funding provided through the Victorian Government’s $58 million Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package, Council is assisting local businesses to create unique outdoor spaces whilst also delivering three pop up dining precincts for residents to enjoy over the summer months.

To be established in High Street and Kempson Walk in Berwick, Webb Street in Narre Warren and High Street in Cranbourne from mid December, the pop-up spaces will provide the community with a vibrant shopping and dining experience.

City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM, is encouraging the community to shop local and support Casey’s hospitality and retail sectors.

“We are committed to working with our businesses to ensure we support the sector’s recovery while also meeting the needs of our community members,” said Ms Duff.

“We encourage residents to shop local this summer and support our local businesses, many of whom are owned by local families.”

Feedback collected via an online survey in September, highlighted that the Casey community overwhelmingly supports Council creating more spaces, including pop-up parks, for hospitality and businesses to expand outdoor dining opportunities.

All precincts will be family friendly spaces with COVID-19 safe measures in place. Visitors are encouraged to follow restrictions and be mindful of some temporary changed traffic conditions, such as reduced car parking and lowered speed limits, which have been implemented to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Hospitality businesses looking to expand their outdoor dining space can still apply for Council’s FREE Expanded Outdoor Dining permit.

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