Mornington Main Street: Closing Road for Outside Seating & Trade Fri-Sun

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We, the undersigned, petition the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to: 

To close Main Street from the Barkly Street round-about to the Esplanade on every Friday lunchtime to Sunday afternoon from Fri October 30th - Sun November 22nd (dates subject to change due to cases)

This closure would be instrumental to kick start the re-opening of the Main Street traders which have all been hard hit by the COVID-19 closures.  The road closure would enable venues to increase the number of patrons whilst abiding with COVID-19 distance requirements.  The closure of Main Street, especially if dovetailed with the use of car park areas for seating patrons, would greatly assist the regeneration of Mornington’s businesses – businesses not located in the abovementioned section of Main Street would also benefit as the novelty of the event would no doubt attract more people to Mornington.  

The traders could limit themselves to the Main Street area the same width as their frontage and to extend to the middle of the road – in this way all the Main Street traders located in the abovementioned section would benefit from the closure.