Port Phillip Council and Fitzroy Street Business Association have embarked on a project with
Renew Australia to activate the currently vacant spaces on Fitzroy Street.
Port Phillip Council Mayor Bernadene Voss said the injection of new ideas would breathe new
life into the ever-evolving precinct.
“Our partnership with Renew Australia is just one of the ways we’re supporting our local
business community and we’re excited about the opportunities the project will bring to Fitzroy
Street. Working with existing businesses in the precinct, Renew Australia will give residents
and visitors alike another great reason to visit Fitzroy Street,” Cr Voss said.
Using the successful model that was first pioneered in Newcastle, Australia, Renew Fitzroy
Street will work with the community and property owners to make vacant properties available
for use by creative projects, and provide opportunities for local creative industries to trial their
ideas. The expression of interest for program participants will be loaded to the Renew
Australia website in the coming weeks.
Renew Australia will work closely with Council, property owners and agents to place creative
enterprises and/or projects into currently vacant spaces; helping to make the street active,
while ensuring the property is looked after during the placement of long-term tenants. If you
are an agent or owner with vacant space on Fitzroy Street, the Renew team would love to
hear from you!
Anyone interested in finding out more should contact Renew Australia on 03 9882 0785 or via
email to firstname.lastname@example.org