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Renew Projects: Renew Docklands

Renew Docklands

Shopfront Activation Program

In partnership with the City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government, Renew Australia is set to revitalise the Docklands as part of the City’s new Shopfront Activation Program.

Renew Australia will work with the City, the local community, property owners and representatives to transform empty shopfronts into creative spaces, bespoke displays and fledgling retail spaces. The Renew Docklands Project aims to enliven this iconic part of Melbourne that currently faces serious long-term economic challenges.

The Shopfront Activation Program is designed to rejuvenate areas experiencing significant commercial vacancy through increased foot traffic and activity, whilst supporting Melbourne’s local creative and entrepreneurial communities. By advocating for, and developing projects that will draw people back into this area and its businesses, the Renew Docklands Project will not only provide opportunities for local creative industries to trial their ideas but also benefit existing local businesses.

The program targets both the Victoria Harbour and New Quay areas within Melbourne’s Docklands.

Individuals, managing agents or property owners with vacant or underutilised spaces within the area are encouraged to contact Renew Australia – we would love to hear from you!

For any initial inquiries, please contact


Participant EOI

The Expression of Interest (EOI) is now open to creatives and entrepreneurs in the local community. Click here to apply.

We are seeking creators, makers, artists, and entrepreneurs to apply to be a part of the Renew Docklands program.

To understand more about our projects and to keep up to date on Renew Docklands follow us on socials below.

Check out this video of our past project and alumni from Wollongong.


Renew Docklands Current Participants

Two Can Productions

The Two Can Productions duo Orion and Torben, collectively have 10 years of extensive experience in video, filmmaking and photography. Since its inception, Two Can Productions has grown considerably, creating ...

La Guapa Outerwear

La Guapa Outerwear is a sustainable and ethical outerwear brand located in Melbourne. La Guapa strives to create a fashion label that is unique, trendy yet kind to the environment,  ...


WØRKS is a boutique personal care brand that meets the needs of modern consumers by formulating organic, plant-based and biodegradable products that outperform their synthetic counterparts. With Danish and Australian ...

Renew Docklands Alumni

Yandell Walton

Yandell Walton is a Melbourne-based artist whose work encompasses projection, installation, and interactive digital media. Through work that melds site with the projected image, Yandell has become recognised for her ...

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