Hobsons Bay Business has Heart Outdoors

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1. Overview

As part of the Hobsons Bay Business Has Heart Outdoors program, Council has been working closely with local businesses across the city to safely reopen and extend outdoor trading areas as COVID-19 restrictions ease. Extended trading areas allow traders to safely serve more customers while meeting social distancing requirements and gaining greater exposure.

Council's Hobsons Bay Business has Heart Outdoors initiative supports businesses that opted-in to the program with customised fencing, barriers, planter boxes and signage to expand their trading footprint. Plaza-style communal parklet precincts were also created, providing shared outdoor tables, chairs and shade umbrellas for public use. 

Council’s dedicated team of Business Support Officers worked closely with each business that opted in to the program, to help them determine what options were available at each location and how Council could best support them.

Nelson Place Outdoors


2. Interactive Map: find an outdoor precinct near you

Outdoor activations have been installed across Hobsons Bay.

View this interactive map showing individual business locations.

HBBHH Outdoors Precinct Locations


  • Civic Parade
  • Harrington Square
  • Pier Street
  • Cnr Millers Rd & Queen Street

Altona Meadows

  • Alma Avenue

Altona North

  • Borrack Square
  • Blackshaws Road
  • Misten Avenue
  • The Circle
  • Second Avenue
  • The 16 Shops, Millers Rd


  • Eames Avenue
  • Geelong Rd


  • Aviation Road
  • Woods Street


  •  Blackshaws Road
  • Challis Street
  • Hall Street
  • Mason Street
  • Maddox Road
  • Melbourne Road


  • Hudson Road 

South Kingsville

  • Vernon Street


  • Albert Street
  • Cole Street
  • Douglas Parade
  • Ferguson Street
  • Nelson Place
  • Electra Street
  • Stevedore Street
  • Melbourne Road


Nelson Place


3. Program duration

Following extensive consultation with local businesses and residents, Council has announced that the Hobsons Bay Business has Heart Outdoors program will be extended until 31 May 2022.  During this extended pilot, all participating businesses will be able to retain their existing extended trading areas. 

To read the full media release, click here