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Perth promotes eateries with special waterbottles giveaway
The City of Perth plans to give away artist-designed water bottles as part of a bid to boost its national profile as a vibrant food and drink city in a partnership with Good Food Month presented by Citi in Perth.
Fairfax Events and Entertainment, which runs Good Food Month events operate dozens of food events throughout various months of the year in Canberra, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
City of Perth Deputy Chair, Commissioner Gaye McMath, says the city is committed to enhancing the experience of people who visit, live or work in the city by supporting and encouraging a vibrant, connected and progressive capital city.
Anyone spending $50 or more at a food or beverage retailer in the CBD is eligible to receive a special insulated designer bottle.
As well as connection and vibrancy, the City of Perth places a strong emphasis on its diverse cultural identity which is celebrated through its annual food-related campaigns and events such as Let's Thursday Like We Friday, Perth Home Grown and the popular Twilight Hawkers Markets.
Ms McMath says these events continue to attract a significant number of visitors to the city every year with a food and wine scene that is constantly evolving and expanding as Perth itself continues to grow.
She says new precincts and the revitalisation of underutilised spaces, such as laneways, have opened up unique opportunities for venues.
In a move to make outdoor dining more accessible to city businesses, the City of Perth Commissioners recently voted to remove outdoor dining fees which Ms McMath says means City businesses can now fully capitalise on their outdoor spaces and allow visitors to make the most of Perth's weather, helping to contribute to a more vibrant food and drink scene.
Some of the special waterbottles feature this vibrant design by Straker.