Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Penrith serves up outdoor dining fee relief

Penrith City Council has committed to supporting local hospitality businesses by reducing outdoor dining fees by 75% until 30 June 2025.

Mayor, Todd Carney said the relief was crucial for food and beverage businesses in Penrith, which have faced difficulty over the last 12 months due to the current economic climate.  

“In order to support local businesses, Council has resolved a 75% reduction in outdoor dining fees for 2024-25 financial year,” Mayor Carney said. 

“It is a tough time for business, particularly with the cost-of-living pressures leading to reduced consumer spending, increases in rent and operating costs as well as staff shortages all affecting our local businesses.” 

Mayor Carney said it was extremely important that Council does its part to ease pressure on local businesses.

“Council is also hosting a hospitality forum on Tuesday 7 May from 10am-12pm at Mr Watkins, High Street Penrith, where local hospitality business will come together to rebuild resilience in this sector.” 

“The aim of this financial relief is to help business owners through this difficult period as we want their doors to remain open to all,” he said.

For more information on the forum, email CEM@penrith.city

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