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Queen Street - al fresco or parking?

What is more important to you, having more al fresco dining options on Queen Street, or preserving on-street parking?

The City has received proposals from several Queen Street businesses’ and landowners’ to set up al fresco dining outside or near their premises, which would require the removal of some parking bays. The City is interested to know what the broader community and visitors think and we encourage you to take part in the short survey below.

Due to the narrow nature of Queen Street, in most instances there simply isn’t space to allow for street parking and al fresco dining in the same location.

The removal of one parking bay (approx. 2.5m x 6.5m) would enable 10-12 people to dine al fresco style. It would, however, mean the space is not available for car parking.

Some members of the community have been asking for an increase in al fresco dining options and with an increasing emphasis nationally on food and beverage establishments and in particular al fresco or outside dining experiences, the City would like to ascertain the level of support from the broader community.

Depending on the community response, the City will determine what approach it will take with proposals for additional al fresco dining on Queen Street. It is likely that, if there is support, the City would assess proposals on a case by case basis, progressively converting a limited number of parking bays to al fresco dining.

There are a number of different ways in which car parking can be converted to al fresco dining, including extending footpath paving, installation of wooden decks, or even roofed structures. The City does not have firm views on these options, and different options will suit different contexts.

What is more important to you, having more al fresco dining options on Queen Street, or preserving on-street parking?

The City has received proposals from several Queen Street businesses’ and landowners’ to set up al fresco dining outside or near their premises, which would require the removal of some parking bays. The City is interested to know what the broader community and visitors think and we encourage you to take part in the short survey below.

Due to the narrow nature of Queen Street, in most instances there simply isn’t space to allow for street parking and al fresco dining in the same location.

The removal of one parking bay (approx. 2.5m x 6.5m) would enable 10-12 people to dine al fresco style. It would, however, mean the space is not available for car parking.

Some members of the community have been asking for an increase in al fresco dining options and with an increasing emphasis nationally on food and beverage establishments and in particular al fresco or outside dining experiences, the City would like to ascertain the level of support from the broader community.

Depending on the community response, the City will determine what approach it will take with proposals for additional al fresco dining on Queen Street. It is likely that, if there is support, the City would assess proposals on a case by case basis, progressively converting a limited number of parking bays to al fresco dining.

There are a number of different ways in which car parking can be converted to al fresco dining, including extending footpath paving, installation of wooden decks, or even roofed structures. The City does not have firm views on these options, and different options will suit different contexts.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Alfresco or Parking Survey

    The City is interested to know what the broader community and visitors think about removing a limited number of parking bays to allow for al fresco dining on Queen Street - please take part in the short survey below.

    The City is interested to know what the broader community and visitors think about removing a limited number of parking bays to allow for al fresco dining on Queen Street - please take part in the short survey below.

    Take Survey