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VIDEO: The West End Experience is Back!


Wyndham City’s West End Experience is back just in time to celebrate the New Year! The western end of Watton Street in Werribee will again be transformed into a pop-up dining precinct with 15 different restaurants, cafes, and bars providing residents with a smorgasbord of outdoor dining options.

From 15 – 17 January, you can enjoy long lunches and alfresco dining under the stars!

The event follows the success of the first West End Experience in December. Although numbers were restricted to ensure the event was COVID-safe, almost 2,500 people attended over the three days, providing a big boost for businesses.

Wyndham City Mayor Cr Adele Hegedich said she was looking forward to the second weekend of West End Experience.

“The Werribee Business and Tourism Association and in particular the businesses in the western end of the City Centre came up with the idea of a large, shared outdoor dining area with entertainment,” Ms Hegedich said.

“The ongoing feedback and input from local businesses and people who attended will see the West End Experience evolve and flourish over time.”

“We cannot wait to see everyone again at the January event. We expect more than 3000 people to attend over the three days. It’s an event not to missed with multiple new additions and of course, the crowd favourites that were so popular in December.”

 

Business owners were also pleased with the December event. Mark from Truckstop Deluxe said: “Truckstop Deluxe went really well and the weather was perfect for it. We had lots of great feedback from customers and friends about the new street set-up.”

The West End Experience is part of Wyndham City’s Covid-recovery strategy, that includes outdoor dining experiences, parklets and even trials of shared pathways.

“Activations and events such as the West End Experience are all part of collaborative initiatives to support businesses and jobs in our City and Town Centres and to create vibrant, liveable places for our community,” Cr Hegedich said.

“Activations such as West End Experience, parklets, temporary cycle routes and pop-up parks at Point Cook, Williams Landing, Station Place and Soho Village are all ways for the community and businesses to trial and test ideas and concepts. Feedback, data and evidence collected during these trials and pilots helps us to guide longer term planning, design and creative use of our spaces.”