Shopfront Activation Program
In partnership with the City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government, Renew Australia is revitalising the Docklands as part of the City’s new Shopfront Activation Program.
Renew Australia is working 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!
Contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Participant EOI – now closed.
The Renew Docklands program will continue to run until March 31st 2023 so there’s plenty of time to head down and visit our participant’s shops and installations. However, the expression of interest for this program is now closed. If you are a creator, maker, artist or entrepreneur we’d still love to hear from you. Get in touch via email and we can let you know what other opportunities are available.
Our current participants are still open for business, so get down to Docklands to see what these creative businesses and artists bring to the precinct. You can find all the Renew Docklands activated spaces on this digital map.
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Click here to view a digital map of the current project participants.