Outdoor activation boost for Alpine businesses

30 November 2021

Alpine Shire Council has received funding through the Victorian Government’s COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Fund, aimed at helping businesses activate in outdoor spaces.

This funding is available for local businesses, to support them to bring ideas for outside trading to life.

Alpine Shire Mayor Sarah Nicholas said Council wants to hear from businesses who need help to think outside the box.

“This is a fantastic fund aimed at increasing community and visitor safety, supporting businesses to think beyond the four walls of their building,” she said.

“We know that encouraging people to eat, interact and exercise outside helps slow the spread of COVID-19 and keeps us all a little bit safer.

“You might be a business owner who has been tossing an idea around for a little while but you need the financial support to make it happen.

“Make contact with us and we will be able to talk through it with you and see what we can do.”

Cr Nicholas said it was important that the funding be used to support businesses to meet the needs of locals and visitors alike over the upcoming busy summer period.

“This funding provides quick support to help businesses mobilise new temporary outdoor ideas soon, as we prepare for an influx in visitors over the summer holidays,” she said.

“We look forward to hearing your ideas and helping to bring them to life!”

Support is available for the following eligible activities in the establishment of new, outdoor spaces:

  • Purchase or hire of parklet facilities, bollards, planter boxes, street furniture, landscaping, signage and lighting 
  • Purchase or hire of equipment to support outdoor economic activity in public areas including, marquees or other structures, tables and chairs, umbrellas, screens and blinds, cooling, shelving and display racks
  • Street entertainment, cultural displays and performances at venues to enhance the ambience of outdoor areas
  • Implementation of any required traffic management, including street closures
  • Additional waste management
  • Local marketing and communications to promote outdoor economic activity

Visit www.alpineshire.vic.gov.au/business-outdoor-activation to learn more and to submit your details.

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