Hospitality businesses across NSW can claim their $5000 Alfresco Restart Rebate next month.
More than 1,813 NSW businesses have already registered for the rebate, which is available to the first 5,000 eligible small or medium food and beverage businesses that register.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said: “Whether you’re a café in Western Sydney, a restaurant in a regional community or a pub on the coast, this is about providing businesses with more choice and convenience.”
Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Victor Dominello said: “The $25.5 million program will see the dreams of business owners of turning their courtyard into a café or expanding to serve a summer curbside chardonnay into a reality.
“Applying for the rebate can be done online and once the registration has been approved, businesses will be able to claim it through their Business Profile.”
Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Cities Rob Stokes said the funding was part of the NSW Government’s $66 million Alfresco Restart Package.
“We’ve removed the regulatory roadblocks, and now these grants will help outdoor dining flourish across the state with funds to make simple changes like better lighting or electrical connections,” Mr Stokes said.
Hospitality businesses can claim eligible expenses incurred from 14 October 2021 to 30 April 2022. Under the rebate, expenses such as temporary ground surfaces, traffic mitigation/ barriers, generators, installation of outdoor power points, weather protection for shade and rain, lighting, heaters, fans and misters, additional point of sale and more can be claimed.
Claims must be made by 30 April 2022.