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Outdoor Dining in Bendigo Scrapped

August 11, 2023 8:57 am in by
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The City of Greater Bendigo Council has flagged an end to the pandemic-era dining rules which allowed outdoor dining spaces – in line with the Victorian Government legislation.

In October, Bull Street in the CBD is expected to reopen to both lanes of traffic for the first time in years, after being closed in favour of street dining.

The Herald Sun reports, 14 restaurants are still using the outdoor dining facilities allowed under the pandemic rules, down from a high of 51.

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