A parklet is a built platform that can consist of benches, chairs, tables, planter boxes and bike racks and is typically positioned over one or two car parking spaces to transform them from ‘places for cars’ to ‘places for people’.
As part of the City-Wide Place & Business Activation Plan, the Parklet program has been developed to support business growth and activation in the various mainstreets, coastal nodes and townships within the City of Onkaparinga, ultimately making the City an attractive place to live, work and do business.
The Bubbly Tea and Coffee Co. on Beach Road, Christies Beach and DBL Tap Burgers Beer Wine on Hill Street, Willunga are the latest Onkaparinga establishments to host a parklet. These parklets will remain in front of these businesses for a 12 month period until December 2021 and March 2022 respectively.
Keep an eye out for them next time you’re in Christies Beach or Willunga and stop by to enjoy some great tasting bubble tea, coffee and ice-cream in the sunshine or sample some locally made beers paired with something hot off the grill!
Previous host businesses include The Coffee Factory and Becks Bakehouse in Port Noarlunga and The Cottage Bakery in Christies Beach. Check out their experience in hosting one of council’s parklets via the video below.
Expressions of interest
To register your interest in hosting a parklet, please contact the Council’s Economic Growth Officer, Eulonda Bolger on 8384 0643 or via email at Eulonda.Bolger@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au
Support for local businesses
The Parklet Program is supported by the City of Onkaparinga’s ON Business Partner Program. This initiative aims to support businesses of all sizes to thrive and grow and to enjoy the benefits of partnership and collaboration. View the website to see the many ways in which the Council can support your business: www.onbusinesspartnerprogram.com