Local Councils Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package 2020-21 Round 2

The Local Councils Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package (LCOEEP) supports local councils to expand outdoor dining as part of the roadmap to reopening.

In January 2021, the Victorian Government committed an additional $5 million to a second, competitive program round to enable eligible local councils facing significant and unique challenges to access additional financial support.

Who is Eligible?

Eligible councils under Round 2 are:

  • Metropolitan councils (excluding City of Melbourne)
  • Regional cities (Ballarat City Council, Greater Bendigo City Council, Greater Geelong City Council, Greater Shepparton City Council, Horsham Rural City Council, Latrobe City Council, Mildura Rural City Council, Wangaratta Rural City Council, Warrnambool City Council, Wodonga City Council)
  • Peri-urban councils (Bass Coast Shire Council, Baw Baw Shire Council, Macedon Ranges Shire Council, Moorabool Shire Council, Golden Plains Council and Surf Coast Shire Council)

Guidelines and Assessment Process for Applicants

Round 2 of the LCOEEP will be a competitive grants round, with eligible councils assessed on whether they face unique and significant challenges in activating outdoor dining that require further investment.

Applications open on 5 February and close at 2pm on 26 February 2021.

Application Assessment Process
Commitments Report