FREE Parklet Program for Hospitality Businesses in Casey



As part of Council’s Expanded Outdoor Dining Program, Council is providing a limited number of parklets to support local hospitality businesses. The City of Casey parklet program is free, and businesses are invited to review the information below and express their interest in having a parklet installed at their venue. Council will review all applications and approve parklet locations based on safety, accessibility, and traffic assessments. The FREE Parklet Expression of Interest form can be found on this page, by scrolling down.


What are parklets?  

Parklets are temporary spaces, which repurpose carparks outside shopfronts into additional outdoor dining space. They use seating and planting to create an inviting social space to sit and dine, while allowing for increased social distancing.


Where can my business place a parklet?  

Parklets are intended to fit in parking bays in front of an existing hospitality business. 


What is included in the City of Casey parklet program?  

Council is offering two options to interested businesses:

Option A

  • a 6m x 2m space, covered with turf, timber picket fencing and 2 x planter boxes
  • businesses must provide furniture 
  • one available

Option B

  • a 6m x 2m parklet as described above, furnished with 2 x timber picnic tables with umbrellas, each seating up to 6 people
  • five available


Before you apply, please consider the following: 

  • The parklet program is available to hospitality businesses who meet the criteria for a temporary parklet
  • A total of six parklets are available and will be supplied, installed and removed for FREE by City of Casey
  • Parklet installation and removal will be undertaken by Council. Council will provide safety barriers to parklets placed in public parking bays.
  • Parklets will be approved until 30 June 2021, however this date will be reviewed in line with Covid-19 restrictions and feedback from other businesses and the community.
  • Host businesses will be responsible for maintenance, upkeep and sanitisation of parklets  
  • Parklets are intended to fit in parking bays in front of an existing hospitality business, therefore there will be a temporary reduction in carparking spaces for the duration of the parklet installation
  • Officers will review all applications and advise businesses of the outcome by Friday 19 February 2021
  • Parklets are anticipated to be installed by early March and will remain until the end of June 2021, subject to ongoing assessment and feedback from businesses and community users.
  • Applications for parklets will be assessed on a variety of criteria including, but not limited to: 
  1. Safety - for the parklet users, and other road users / pedestrians. 
  2. Suitability of the site or location 
  3. Access and traffic considerations - parklets are most suited to roads of 50km or lower
  4. Implications for neighbouring businesses 



  1. Obtain a Neighbour Consent Form for surrounding businesses who may be impacted by your parklet

  2. Provide evidence of your Public Liability insurance which has a minimum of $20 million coverage and is valid for the expanded dining area

  3. Prepare a detailed site map, we recommend including an aerial photo with defined marking of your proposed dining area.

  4. Review the temporary parklet eligibility and location criteria document here

  5. If located on private land, provide written consent from your landlord. Please review the specific conditions for private land here

  6. Ensure your business has a COVIDsafe plan


Expressions of Interest close on 14 February 2021


Parklet Expression of Interest FAQs

  • What is the project timeline after submitting my EOI?
  1. The parklet EOI opens on 1 February 2021 and closes 5pm on 14 February 2021
  2. Council officers will review applications in the week of 16 February 2021
  3. All applicants will be notified of their applications outcome by Tuesday 23 February 2021.
  4. Parklet installation will be scheduled and successful businesses will be contacted regarding installation. It is anticipated parklets will be installed by early March 2021


  • How long will these parklets be available to the successful businesses?

Parklets will likely be installed by early March 2021 and will be available to businesses until the 30 June 2021 (subject to any issues arising from complaints or safety).


  • How many parklets are available to businesses?

At this stage, Council has 6 parklets to offer to local hospitality businesses.


  • Is my business likely to be eligible for a parklet?

Applications for parklets will be assessed on a variety of eligibility criteria found here. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Safety - for the parklet users, and other road users / pedestrians
  • Suitability of the site or location
  • Access and traffic considerations - parklets are most suitable to roads of 50km or lower
  • Implications for neighbouring businesses