On-Road Café - Oxford Street, Leederville
(11 December, 2012)
In October, Council approved a four-month trial of ‘alternative uses for car bays’ – and our first On Road Café for Oxford Street, Leederville. As part of our larger Leederville enhancements, this new On Road Café isn’t a new, ‘competing’ café as such; instead it’s a planter-box-lined deck area (4.5m x 1.8m) contained within two car-bays just outside Foam cafe.
While it’s currently located outside Foam and they have supplied the (fabulous) furniture, the On Road Café is a public space which can be used by all. The purpose of the new amenity is to encourage people to linger longer in Leederville either for coffee, a bite to eat, or to just take time out between shopping. The City wants to provide outdoor public seating in areas where narrow footpaths make alfresco seating difficult.
The cafe is a removable structure which can be relatively easily dismantled and reinstalled in other suitable ‘on road’ locations. The On Road Café trial commenced at the Leederville Carnival on 8 December. It will continue for a four month period, after which the matter will be further considered by the Council to determine if it can be continued or even expanded to Vincent’s other precincts.
Comments are welcome
Your feedback during the trial would be much appreciated and this should be emailed to Director Technical Services, Rick Lotznicker – firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like more information, you can also contact Rick on 9273 6006.