Greensborough Comes Alive is set to bring new life into the Greensborough Town Centre
Calling all creatives in the Greensborough area to take part in this project
Renew Australia has been commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce to run a Renew-style initiative similar to that of Renew Newcastle or the Docklands Spaces project. Greensborough Comes Alive will activate some of the currently underused and vacant spaces within the Centre.
Cindy Plowman, Renew Australia, said: “The town centre already has a lot to offer; it’s active during the day and night and has good public transport access.”
“What this initiative will do is bring people onto the street and encourage people to travel the length of Grimshaw and Main Streets. Recent and proposed developments will continue to bring new people to the area. We just need to translate this into foot traffic along the street,” she said.
The project will fill some of the gaps along Grimshaw and Main Streets by activating vacant spaces with creative enterprises and independent local initiatives.
Four spaces have already been secured for use in the project, including two owned by Banyule City Council at 61 and 63 Main Street. The Mayor of Banyule, Cr Craig Langdon, said it was a great initiative.
“We fully support the Chamber of Commerce in its efforts to promote the Greensborough shopping centre, attract new tenancies and support local businesses,” Cr Langdon said. “The other benefit for us is that our properties are kept in good condition and are used by the community while generating interest in longer term tenancies.”
Renew Australia is now seeking makers, artists, designers, photographers, printmakers, painters, illustrators, architects, milliners, jewellers, publishers, laptop businesses, animators, video or music makers, and other creative types. This is a low cost opportunity to create a shop, gallery, studio, or collaborative workspace at participating properties in the Greensborough Town Centre.
This is your chance to be part of a growing “Renew” creative movement to promote local economic, cultural and community development, the arts and creative industries across Australia and to get a space to try out your own creative idea.
Expressions of interests are now open. Spaces are available from early December 2013. Visit http://renewmelbourne.org/projects
If you still have any questions contact us via email at [email protected].
Expressions of Interest for the first round of pilot projects should be submitted via the online application form on the website by 5pm on 14 December 2013.