Council will be launching a Parklet program in Mid-2017.
What is a parklet?
A Parklet is a structure which is located within street parking bays. This little ‘park’ re-purposes part of the street into a space for seating, planting, bicycle parking and art. Parklets help to add diversity to the street and provide new public spaces. Although Parklets are hosted and maintained by local businesses, they are public space.
There are two streams to the Parklet program. The short-term stream and the long-term stream.
Businesses nominate to host a Council owned Parklet for 6 months. This option has a small fee involved and is a great way to test whether a Parklet suits your street and your business.
Our first businesses to host a Council Parklet are Small Block and Bikes Please on Piera Street in Brunswick East. In late November 2016, Council installed a short-term Parklet out the front of both business on Piera Street which will be in place until July 2017.
Businesses apply to Council to organise the design, construction and maintenance of their own Parklet. This can be installed in a parking space out the front of the business for 1 year with the option to renew the permit annually.
The Moreland Parklet Design Guidelines will be launched Mid-2017.
Expression of interest
More information and frequently asked questions about the Parklet Program can be found in the Expression of Interest Brochure (PDF 843Kb).
If you would like to express your interest in the Parklet Program and stay informed, fill in the Expression of Interest Form (PDF 694Kb) and submit to Council. A Council officer will ensure that you are kept informed throughout the year and based on the information you provide, will assess the suitability of your site.
If you have any queries regarding the project, contact Sarah Borg, Senior Urban Designer, on 9384 9232 or email Sarah Borg.
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