Hobsons Bay Business has Heart Outdoors

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1. Overview

As part of the Hobsons Bay Business Has Heart Outdoors program, Council is working closely with local businesses across the city to safely reopen and extend outdoor trading areas as COVID-19 restrictions ease. Extended trading areas will 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 is supporting individual businesses that have opted-in to the program with customised fencing, barriers, planter boxes and signage to expand their trading footprint. Plaza-style communal parklet precincts are also being created, providing shared outdoor tables, chairs and shade umbrellas for public use. 

Businesses in Hobsons Bay can request Council’s support to transform the space in front of their business into an outdoor trading area. Council’s dedicated team of Business Support Officers are working closely with each business to help them determine what options are available at each location and how Council can best support them.  

2. Have your say about HBBHH Outdoor Trading

3. Do you know someone who would like to get involved? 

Businesses can register their interest in outdoor trading by completing the online form available on our business site: www.hobsonsbaybusiness.com.au/OutdoorTrading

4. Find a location near you

New outdoor activations are being installed daily across Hobsons Bay. View this interactive map showing individual business locations. It will be updated as the program rolls out. 

HBBHH Outdoors Precinct Locations


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

Altona Meadows

  • Central Square
  • Alma Avenue
  • Merton Street

Altona North

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


  • Eames Avenue
  • 535 Geelong Rd


  • Aviation Road
  • Railway Avenue
  • Woods Street


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


  • Hudson Road 

South Kingsville

  • Vernon Street


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



5. Program duration

The program will run from November 2020 until March 2021.