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Picnic Settings Donated

Picnic Settings Donated

Free outdoor dining furniture on offer to community groups

As hospitality venues get back to business after Coronavirus restrictions, the Corangamite Shire is donating its temporary picnic settings to community groups.

In October last year Council received $250,000 from the State Government's Outdoor Dining Package to buy the settings and provide more socially distanced outdoor dining options.

With the help of Men's Sheds across the Shire, more than 70 settings were built and placed in all towns across the Shire.

Mayor Ruth Gstrein has invited not-for-profit community groups to now submit expressions of interest.

“The outdoor settings have been terrific, they’ve been really well used, It highlights to Council that there’s a need for more outdoor settings to be installed in certain locations, and that’s what we’ll be doing" she said.

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“It’s also great that the settings will be reused by community groups, I’m sure there will be strong demand.”

The Council's Manager of Growth and Engagement Rory Neeson said the settings had played their part and it was time for the community groups to benefit from the investment.

“By passing them on to clubs and volunteer groups in the Shire, we can make sure they continue to be assets for our community"

“The Men’s Sheds did a fantastic job and the settings are comfortable and sturdy but don’t meet the long-term durability standards for permanent street furniture"

“Groups can express their interest at www.corangamite.vic.gov.au/OutdoorDining or call our Economic Development Team on 5593 7100 for more information.”

Applications are open now and close on Friday 7 May.

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