The City of Melbourne’s new catering program was launched with the aim of boosting the hospitality industry after four closures.
“Melbourne Money” will allow diners who spend more than $ 50 in restaurants in the CBD to obtain 20% discounts on their food and drinks.
Diners will be able to blame up to $ 100 on their bills in total.
The program also extends to areas such as Southbank, Lygon Street, North Melbourne and Kensington.
A whopping $ 8.4 million has been set aside for the initiative and “Melbourne Money” will run until all funds are used up. This means that locals will have to be quick if they want to cash in as the offer is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
“Bringing people back to the city is essential to jumpstart our economy, and this initiative is a big boost for hotel businesses,” Mayor Sally Capp said in a statement.
“We know that for every dollar spent on hospitality, there is a proportional boost to retail and entertainment.
“The number of people in CBD has dropped to 20% of pre-COVID levels in this latest lockdown, and now that restrictions have started to ease, we want to help local businesses bounce back safely and quickly. “
Want to submit a claim for Melbourne Money? Take your receipt and go here.
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