More outdoor dining for Lt Malop

Lui Zacher
March 8, 2023 / 5:46 am

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Little Malop Street will be more pedestrian friendly with a 12-month trial of a traffic-free precinct between Denny’s Place and Moorabool Street.

Automatic bollards will rise from 10am and continue to block traffic – except in the case of emergency – until 4am the following morning.

Mayor Trent Sullivan said the trial would contribute to Council’s efforts to making the dining and entertainment precinct an even more appealing place by addressing safety issues with vehicles driving through.

“Geelong’s becoming known for its vibrant laneway culture and we want to continue to build on that by testing out a pedestrian safe zone that also increases the available space for events and activations,” Mayor Sullivan said.

“As the region experiences a renaissance following COVID disruptions, we are committed to encouraging and attracting more economic activity to the area.”

Entry between the hours of 10am and 4am will be restricted by keypad access for business or emergency use only, or residents on the stretch of Lt Malop St.

Residents and business owners can apply for an access code by emailing with their name, business/property/residential address, business name (if applicable) and phone number.



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