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Renew Projects: QSBC Regional Place Activation Program

We are thrilled to announce that the Queensland Small Business Commissioner (QSBC) has partnered with Renew Australia to offer a space activation program tailored for towns across regional and remote Queensland.

Councils with a population of less than 50,000, who are members of the Small Business Friendly Program are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest to participate in this program, with the Renew Australia costs funded by the QSBC.

The program will involve collaborating with property owners to offer local creative small businesses and entrepreneurs rent free access to vacant commercial spaces in main streets and town centres. The overarching goal is to foster the evolution of local small businesses and cultivate more vibrant and active precincts.

Selected councils will undertake a do-it-yourself (DIY) space activation initiative using the Renew Australia affiliate model and accompanying services. Councils will have access to licence agreements and operational, reporting and insurance support. This package includes a Micro Affiliate Membership, program training and ongoing guidance from the Renew Australia team.

The Expression of Interest for eligible councils opens on 1 July 2024 and closes on 12 July 2024.

Join us for an online information session on Thursday the 27th of June at 2pm. Email us to register to attend.

For more information you can view and print the Regional Place Activation Program flyer.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Renew Australia via email –

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