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Take a seat: Council’s Parklet Pilot Program launches in Jan Juc

Patrons of The Beach Hotel Jan Juc can enjoy a meal and drinks in the sunshine, thanks to the transformation of four kerbside car parks.

On Friday 19 January, Surf Coast Shire Council’s Parklet Pilot Program began at 3-9 Stuart Avenue, with the opportunity to provide feedback on the pilot now open.

The program, seeking to activate the streetscape, encourage neighbourhood interactions, and make the most of the town’s beautiful surrounds, will run until the end of daylight savings (Monday 8 April).

Council is seeking community, business, and visitor feedback via a two-minute survey, accessible via QR codes on tables at the parklet or by visiting yoursay.surfcoast.vic.gov.au/parklet.

Mayor Liz Pattison said community feedback is always important when it comes to delivering and determining the success of a project.

“It’s always important not only for The Beach Hotel, but for the community, and council, to know how the pilot is being received,” Cr Pattison said.

“If the feedback is fantastic, that’s when we look at the project on a larger scale and consider introducing similar parklet programs across the Shire.”

Cr Pattison said Jan Juc’s parklet pilot is part of Council’s plan to support healthy, connected communities.

“Bringing parking spaces alive, and transforming them into bustling, busy, and vibrant outdoor dining spaces is such a great way to create atmosphere on the coast,” Cr Pattison said.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing how the pilot goes and Council to continue supporting the local economy by helping facilitate innovative programs like this.”

The Beach Hotel has entered a licence agreement which covers amenity, insurance, safety, and accessibility requirements, and has also met relevant planning requirements.

To have your say on Jan Juc’s Parklet Pilot Program go to yoursay.surfcoast.vic.gov.au/parklet.

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