Customers can now shop from a range of stores and dining outlets at The District Docklands and fresh food precinct Market Lane through the new Call & Collect program, which sees purchases delivered straight to their vehicle – car, scooter or bike.

This initiative allows customers to have contactless access to stores and services. Customers can order and pay over the phone or via tap-and-go upon collection, and stores will advise kerbside pick-up times.

Fresh food and grocery collections are available between 1pm and 3pm and 4pm and 6pm daily. Restaurant and café collections are available as per customer arrangements with individual operators.

The District Docklands CEO, George Karabatsos said it is important to innovate to ensure that Melburnians can still access their favourite stores and restaurants, while keeping the community safe.

“Our Call & Collect service allows our customers to continue to make the most of all that The District Docklands and Market Lane have to offer and allows us to support our operators during this difficult time,” he said.

Participating stores include Dohtonbori Okonomiyaki, The Butcher Club Epicurean, Docklands City Pharmacy, Health Kick, Sushi Yuzen and Jon Smith Subs, with more stores joining the service every week.

The District Docklands is also offering 90-minute free parking for all customers.