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Alfresco Restart package extended

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Hospitality venues can apply for a $5,000 rebate to offset outdoor dining costs

Measures to encourage alfresco dining are being extended for another 18 months to further support the hospitality industry.

The temporary Alfresco Restart package will run until 31 Dec 2023 and enable hospitality businesses to use a range of spaces for outdoor dining, such as parks and car parks, without the need for a separate application.

Businesses can register for the Alfresco Restart Rebate and claim eligible expenses to create, expend or improve their outdoor dining areas, until 30 September 2022.

Since the outdoor dining initiative started in 2020 a total of 582 licensed venues as well as restaurants, cafes and coffee shops have taken up either temporary or permanent alfresco options.

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