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Docklands Spaces

MAB has partnered with the City of Melbourne and Places Victoria to deliver a new opportunity for creative doers, local champions, small business, property owners and the community in the Docklands Piazza area.

Renew Australia, a not for profit social enterprise that specialises in creative space activation, has been commissioned to deliver Docklands Spaces, a pilot initiative for the Docklands waterfront Piazza area.

Docklands Spaces aims to activate some of the currently empty or underutilised retail properties in Docklands, through incubating short-term uses by creative enterprises and independent local initiatives on a rent-free basis.

Already, the initiative has welcomed a 3D printing and industrial design studio, an architecture studio and a group of collective filmmakers. Several spaces are still available.

Docklands Spaces is based, in part, on the successful Renew Newcastle model where new creative enterprises are given temporary access to otherwise empty spaces to incubate their creative initiatives and ideas, building local economic development.

“Docklands Spaces will drive activity and innovation, creating new and interesting projects that will be great for the area,” Renew Australia’s Director, Marcus Westbury, said. “These projects are a win-win for the creative participants, property owners and the local community.”

Renew Australia is a not for profit consultancy that works to activate local activity areas, bringing community and economic development.

Image courtesy of Batch and Musk jewellery.