Bayswater: Popular cafe .tbsp granted approval for new parklet

.tbsp in Bayswater.
.tbsp in Bayswater.

BUSY Bayswater cafe .tbsp will install a mobile parklet in the on-street parking area after gaining approval from Bayswater Council.

The cafe is located at 10 King William Street and is known for its Southeast Asian-inspired brunch dishes, baked goods and coffee.

In April, the City granted $3000 for the parklet, as part of its seed funding program.

At last night’s committee meeting, the council supported the caf’s proposed parklet in front of Finance 365, 8 King William Street.

The parklet was originally proposed to be located in front of the cafe and Liquorland but the store owner was against the proposal because it would not provide enough space for delivery trucks.

It will be installed according to engineering requirements to ensure the safety of patrons, drivers and pedestrians.

The approval will be subject to renewal after 24 months, requiring consent of land and business owners and the City.Co-owner Han Ji said parklets were really good for towns like Bayswater.

“We have been seeing a lot of parklets,” he said.

“I remember seeing one in Leederville and they have been popping up in Subiaco and in Maylands very recently – Mrs S (has) a really nice one.”

Councillor Giorgia Johnson said with the slowing down of the traffic from 60 km/h to 40 km/h in the town centre, the parklet was appropriate.

“I want to congratulate .tbsp on the fabulous business that they have,” she said.

“It is one of the few businesses in the Bayswater town centre that brings people from way outside the area to come to Bayswater.”

Cr Lorna Clarke said she wanted to make the application process simpler, quicker and with less red tape.