The NSW Government is helping communities and businesses bounce back after lockdown with the Alfresco Restart Package. This funding package will bring the streets of NSW back to life thanks to $66 million in funding that will see outdoor dining, live music and entertainment return.
Community groups wishing to activate streets and public spaces should consider the new Alfresco Restart initiatives being rolled out from November.
- The Festival of Place where local streets will be revitalised with murals, art installations, laneway cinemas and more to kickstart a 24-hour economy. The Festival includes:
- Long Summer Nights Program
Other initiatives in the Alfresco Restart Package include changing the outdoor dining planning rules to allow pubs and small bars to implement outdoor dining permanently and setting up emergency temporary alfresco dining measures for businesses to setup dining in parks and public spaces.
Also on offer are $5,000 grants for hospitality businesses to get their outdoor dining ventures in a park or public space off the ground.
The Alfresco Restart Package is part of the NSW Government’s efforts to support businesses and communities recover from the pandemic, as vaccination rates increase.
Feature image by Ana Kucera. Learn more about the Alfresco Restart Package