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Council seeks to stimulate local business and opportunities for 24 hour economy

02/12/2020

Georges River Council will participate in the NSW Government’s Outdoor Dining Trials following its successful efforts delivering projects to drive the stimulation of the Georges River economy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Council has been rolling out projects to activate community spaces, revitalise local business and inject vibrancy back into the Georges River area in the lead up to summer. This includes the promotion of safe outdoor gatherings, creating temporary pop-up outdoor spaces and the continued waiving outdoor dining fees for local businesses.  
 
The Pop Up Park in the Kogarah Town Square invites people to stay longer in the key commercial hub and Council will soon be installing a similar public space on Forest Road in Hurstville to encourage people to support local business. Both activations have been made possible through funding from the NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces Grant Program.
 
Council is also seeking to enhance its night time economy and is exploring new opportunities brought about by the recent announcement of the NSW Government’s 24 Hour Economy Strategy.
 
Council’s Night Time Economy Study is currently on Public Exhibition and invites the community to help shape these priorities: https://yoursay.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/night-time-economy-study
 
Council continues to investigate ways  to improve the public amenity and experiences in the local area as well as the continued implementation of Council’s COVID-safe community event program will ensure continued activation of public space to support local business throughout the COVID-19 Recovery Phase.
 
For information on Georges River Council, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400.
 
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