Renew Australia has partnered with Cairns Regional Council to enliven Cairns City Centre by transforming empty shopfronts into creative spaces.
Now in year three of the project, Renew Australia works with the local community, property owners and representatives, to utilise vacant commercial spaces and make them available to creatives and entrepreneurs, who will be able to trial their business, project, or ideas in a commercial setting. The property is provided on a rent-free basis via a 30-day rolling license, and offered to a business that compliments, not competes, with existing businesses in the area.
Renew Cairns is designed to rejuvenate areas experiencing significant commercial vacancy through increased foot traffic and activity, whilst supporting Cairns’ local creative and entrepreneurial communities. By advocating for, and developing projects that will draw people back into this area via events, workshops, exhibitions and classes, the Renew Cairns Project will benefit existing local businesses and traders.
Expressions of Interest for the Renew Cairns are now open and will remain open for the duration of the project. If you are interested in applying for a space, the Expression of Interest (EOI) is now open to creatives and entrepreneurs in the local community. Apply online: https://form.jotform.com/213258613035854
Individuals, managing agents or property owners with vacant or underutilised spaces within the area are encouraged to contact Renew Australia.
For any initial inquiries, please contact Project Manager Phil Druery firstname.lastname@example.org.