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Boost for Bass Coast outdoor dining

Boost for Bass Coast outdoor dining

Friday 11 June 2021

Bass Coast Shire Council has recently received a $70,000 grant from Sustainability Victoria’s Sustainable Infrastructure Fund, to install recycled plastic outdoor dining furniture across the Shire.

Council will also invest $70,000 in this project, which will see seating and other outdoor dining infrastructure installed in San Remo, Inverloch and Cape Paterson and continue Councils program of recycled plastic furniture installations.

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari said some furniture has already been installed in San Remo.

“Installation will continue after winter, with further furniture for San Remo, as well as Cape Paterson and Inverloch ready for the busy warmer months,” Cr Tessari said.

“Many of our hospitality businesses have suffered greatly over the past 18 months and we are committed to helping our local businesses adjust to the world of outdoor dining.

“The installation of safe and accessible seating in public spaces across Bass Coast will create interesting and dynamic spaces, perfect for outdoor dining.”

Cr Tessari said investing in recycled plastic furniture was also a great way to demonstrate Council’s commitment to sustainability.

“The long-lasting and maintenance free aspects of this furniture make it the ideal choice for this opportunity to extend seating and outdoor dining options in Bass Coast,” Cr Tessari said.

“The use of recycled materials in this furniture will also provide our community with a highly visual example of how we can support reduced waste to landfill and increase reuse, recycling and sharing, in line with our Climate Action Plan,” Cr Tessari concluded.

Sustainability Victoria’s Sustainable Infrastructure Fund is delivered on behalf of the Victorian Government to support local governments to use recycled materials in infrastructure projects.