Are you ready to move your business idea to a retail store?
Keen to showcase your organisation to St Kilda locals?
Ready to put your creativity on show to the neighbourhood?
Some new shops are being made available to the Renew Fitzroy Street Project on a rent-free or low cost basis. We’re looking for creative businesses, makers, start-ups, social enterprises who are looking to take the leap to operate out of a commercial space.
Some shops may require our participants to pay a small contribution towards outgoing costs.
Renew Australia works with property owners, traders and local stakeholders to increase foot traffic and bring activity to Fitzroy Street, St Kilda. This project sits alongside the commercial leasing process and will improve the look of vacant property and reduce the chance of vandalism.
The Renew Fitzroy Street was launched in September 2020 and to date has given commercial opportunities to 20 creatives and their fledgling businesses.
“Renew Fitzroy Street has become a project that has created a micro-community amongst the greater precinct community. The RFS businesses have established engagement with many local traders via collaboration as well as leveraging collectively to encourage foot traffic back to the street.
As a measure of its success, the initial pilot program is now in its second year looking towards a third year activation. The local community has embraced RFS with open arms, and likewise our program opens its own arms back with enormous gratitude to our stakeholders and the wider community that continues to breathe the essence that is uniquely St Kilda.”
Mish Eisen, Renew Fitzroy Street Project Manager, Renew Australia
Who can apply?
Anyone who creates their own intellectual property (STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) or not-for-profit Social Enterprises. We welcome artists and makers, designers, community groups, technicians, and more. If you create something… you can apply
Become part of the Renew Fitzroy Street and kickstart your move to a commercial space to benefit from the foot traffic from a shop front in St Kilda and being part of a wonderful and supportive collective of Renew Fitzroy Street participants.
Click here to fill out your Expression of Interest.
Renew Fitzroy Street is funded by Port Phillip Council and the Fitzroy Street Business Association.