Greater Shepparton City Council to discuss trial at today's meeting.JARROD WHITTAKER March 18, 2014 4:04am
A ban on smoking in outdoor dining areas has drawn a mixed response from affected businesses, with some reporting a drop in earnings, a survey reveals.
One respondent reported losing business of up to $1000 a week and lost customers.
Three others reported a loss of business as a result of the ban.
In May last year Greater Shepparton City Council voted to trial a ban on smoking for one year in outdoor dining areas.
The trial began July 1 last year and will continue to June 30.
A report outlining the reaction of outdoor dining licence holders will be presented at tonight’s council meeting.
Councillors are expected to vote in favour of extending the trial while a local law is drafted.
Other respondents reported greater customer satisfaction and said the changes resulted in cleaner outdoor dining areas.
Councillors will also consider a more than $854
The upgrade will involve the reconstruction of 926
It will also result in the construction of a concrete path and the introduction of bike lanes.
Councillors will also consider submissions regarding the Riverside Plaza expansion.
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