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Local restaurants sitting pretty

Local restaurants sitting pretty

Thursday, February 09, 2023

Outdoor furniture upgrades will make it easier to support local businesses and dine outside in Doreen, Whittlesea and Mill Park this autumn.

To support the hospitality industry with outdoor dining during the pandemic, temporary furniture was installed in retail precincts, including Laurimar Town Centre in Doreen, Church Street in Whittlesea and Oleander Drive in Mill Park.

Thanks to State Government funding, furniture in these areas will be replaced in March with new permanent outdoor furniture that will allow the community to relax, dine outdoors and catch up with friends.

“With warmer weather combined with the known benefits of being outside in the fresh air, we encourage people to explore the wonderful places to eat in the City of Whittlesea and support our local businesses,” said Administrator Peita Duncan.

Sam, the owner of Shrimpy’s Fish and Chips in Whittlesea, is pleased with the prospect of new furniture to attract customers. “It will draw their attention to the restaurants for a meal and drinks,” he said.

There’s great food in the City of Whittlesea and by making our retail precincts more inviting, we expect more people will choose to dine out locally. Supporting local businesses benefits the entire community in many ways, from providing local employment to contributing to a strong economy.

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