IT’S good news for local eateries with outdoor facilities following the Glenelg Shire Council plan to cut some of the costs of placing tables and chairs on footpaths.
In the April council meeting, councillor Gilbert Wilson addressed the fees and charges schedule and said restaurants were feeling the pressure of increasing costs.
“They are feeling the pinch like all businesses, and are looking for some relief from council,” Cr Wilson said.
While the majority of fees and charges for 2014/2015 were increased by five per cent, the outdoor dining fee, which is charged to businesses per table and four chairs set up on a footpath, was reduced from $110 to $55.
Glenelg Shire Council Mayor John Northcott said the proposal would be beneficial to the local tourism industry.
“Part of the appeal of some dining venues is being able to eat outdoors and enjoy the beautiful scenery and outlook, which we are so proud of in Glenelg Shire,” Cr Northcott said.
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