Published on 28 October 2020
Mornington Peninsula Shire has welcomed the easing of COVID restrictions and committed to doing its utmost to help local businesses get back on their feet and reopen.
Shire CEO John Baker said: “The easing of COVID restrictions is fantastic news and I’d like to sincerely thank every member of our community for playing their part in helping get on top of this second wave of coronavirus.”
“Now it’s time for us as a community to focus on how we can support our local businesses by engaging local service providers and shopping locally, wherever possible.
“The Shire’s focus is firmly on getting our local businesses trading again. This is our number one priority. We want to make it as easy as possible for local businesses to trade in a way that will maximise turnover while remaining COVID-safe.
“We have already instigated a light touch, streamlined permit system for extended outdoor trading, including extended footpath space and new parklets, which repurpose car parking spaces outside shop fronts.
“We are also currently working closely with the business community to identify key shopping strips that could be opened up to pedestrians and diners.
“We want to provide more options to enable people to support our local economy and enjoy all the Peninsula has to offer.”
The easing of restrictions means that from today:
For more details on current restrictions, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.
For more information on the Shire’s extended footpath trading options, the parklets program and the permit application form: mornpen.vic.gov.au/outdoordining