Submissions closing for Outdoor Dining Policy

Council is reminding business owners in the Central Business District to have their say on a draft Outdoor Dining Policy which is currently on public exhibition.

The purpose of the draft Policy is to improve restaurant and café experiences for users and promote economic growth within the Dubbo CBD, which was one of the 50 Bright ideas to come out of the original Ignite our CBD consultation.

The policy addresses permanent on-street dining, including the provision of permanent structures and to consider the future design aesthetics and location of permanent outdoor dining structures on Macquarie Street which will help to activate the CBD, including after-hours dining.

Councillor Shields said the purpose of the policy was to improve the dining experience for patrons.

“Something that has been missing from Dubbo is a variety of outdoor dining locations so the recent interest by outlets such as Burger Urge has motivated Council to come up with a policy,” Councillor Shields said.

“I think Dubbo has the chance to establish the CBD area as an ‘Eat Street’ and this policy will help make that a reality.

“In the last decade there has been a big increase in the range of eateries and that has enhanced Dubbo’s reputation as a place for dining out.”

To view the full plan and make a submission, go to Council’s website or visit Council’s office in Dubbo or Wellington. Submissions close by close of business 5 April 2019.

Last Edited: 09 Apr 2019

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