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Renew Projects: Renew Cairns

Renew Australia has partnered with Cairns Regional Council to enliven Cairns City Centre by transforming empty shopfronts into creative spaces.

Renew Australia will work 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.

The Renew Cairns Project 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 Project will be open soon. Those interested can follow Renew Cairns on Facebook, Instagram, or sign up to our email newsletter to be the first to find out when EoI’s open.

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

If you are interested in applying for the Renew Cairns project manager position please apply online