Businesses call for vibrant CBD

Mildura CBD traders want to be able to expand street trading to take advantage of summer conditions.

Mildura CBD traders want to be able to expand street trading to take advantage of summer conditions.

RELAXING some of the rules and costs surrounding outdoor dining and retail footpath displays would create a better vibe in the Mildura CBD according to some business owners.

The second phase of Mildura Council’s Alfresco Dining and Street Trader Policies review has identified local traders would like to see a move towards making the CBD a more vibrant place, citing Amsterdam, Madrid and Melbourne as examples.

Rose Harvest owner Sue Clohsey encouraged council to expand the street trading concept and there was further opportunity for it to take advantage of Mildura’s summer weather.

“It’d be nice for it to have more of that holiday feel which could include allowing us to bring more of our shops outside, rather than people always having to come right into the store to see what’s on offer,” Ms Clohsey said. 

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