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Renew Australia works with broader revitalisation and placemaking initiatives to bring towns and mainstreets to life.

We support communities and property owners in making their vacant shops, offices, and buildings available rent free or low cost to artists, creative projects, start-up businesses and community initiatives.

Check the videos below for more on our
projects and participants around Australia

Revitalising spaces

Renew Australia is a national social enterprise. Our goal is to create opportunities for artists, creatives, and social enterprises, and bring life and activity to streets and towns while doing so.

Our services include:
- Scoping and feasibility studies
- Managed Renew Australia projects
- DIY projects in our Affiliate program
- Consultant services

Our projects:
- promote community renewal,
- increase activity and foot-traffic,
- use specialised contracts and insurance,
- generate opportunities for creative and start-up businesses, not-for-profits, and social enterprises
- compliment, not compete with, local businesses and traders
- are all different - each Renew Project is tailored to needs of the street, precinct, town or city in which it is based

Renew Australia is an apolitical organisation. Weโ€™re not part of the government nor do we have an allegiance to any political party. We work alongside government departments and private sector entities such as:
- Economic Development departments,
- Arts and Cultural services,
- City Centre Management teams,
- Council Placemakers,
- Creative Placemakers
- Traders associations
- Property Developers
- Shopping Centres

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“We are excited about the contribution that the Renew Wollongong Program can make and its potential to inject new ideas. In conjunction with the existing businesses in the precinct, Renew Wollongong will give residents and visitors alike another good reason to visit.”
– Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM

- , Renew Wollongong
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1 day ago
Renew Australia

๐ŸŽ‰Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!๐ŸŽ‰
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Fabulous to see the giveaway raffle vouchers getting spent across the projects - Renew Cairns Renew Fitzroy Street Renew Docklands
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Thank you to everyone who entered the Christmas raffle! We already can’t wait to start planning the next one! ๐ŸŽ
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An extended thank you to Docklands Chamber of Commerce for donating $1000 worth of Docklands Dollars too#docklandsk#cairnsc#fitzroystreetstreet
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๐ŸŽ‰Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!๐ŸŽ‰
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Fabulous to see the giveaway raffle vouchers getting spent across the projects - Renew Cairns Renew Fitzroy Street Renew Docklands
.
Thank you to everyone who entered the Christmas raffle! We already canโ€™t wait to start planning the next one! ๐ŸŽ
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An extended thank you to Docklands Chamber of Commerce for donating $1000 worth of Docklands Dollars too! ๐Ÿค‘
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4 weeks ago
Renew Australia

๐ŸŽ‰ Congrats Fanny - customer at The Cheek Co. ๐ŸŽ‰
Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2022 Christmas Raffle!
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Stay tuned for future giveaways and promotions across the Renew Cairns project!
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Cairns Regional Council Renew Australia #cairns #renewcairns #cairnscreative #cairnscreative
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1 month ago
Renew Australia

๐ŸŽ‰ Happy Holidays!! We're already looking forward to filling more vacant spaces through 2023.

The Renew Australia office will be closed for the festive period. We'll be back open from the 3rd of January.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, from Team Renew Australia
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#renewaustralia #renewcairns #renewdocklands #renewfitzroystreet #renewwagga
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๐ŸŽ‰ Happy Holidays!! Were already looking forward to filling more vacant spaces through 2023.

The Renew Australia office will be closed for the festive period. Well be back open from the 3rd of January. 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, from Team Renew Australia 
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#renewaustralia #renewcairns #renewdocklands #renewfitzroystreet #renewwagga

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