The UP Project aims to re-establish a vibrant City Heart, activating vacant commercial buildings while elevating the profile of Mildura’s CBD as a place for commerce, creativity and community connection.
The growth of “for lease” signs and the perception of a downturn that goes with them undermines business confidence and civic pride. Langtree Mall vacancy rates are sitting at an all-time high, further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our local traders and creative community are two of the hardest hit sectors by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Local makers and creators often rely on casual or project-based contracts, and the pandemic has left many with little or no work.
This presents us with the unique opportunity to come together and reinvigorate our local business and creative community economies.
The UP Project – with the support of building owners, property managers and the local community – aims to curb the trend of empty spaces.
The UP Project offers an opportunity for makers, creators and entrepreneurs to fill and improve the frontage of vacant shops, showcasing their potential and restoring Mildura CBD as a vibrant commerce and community centre.
The project works to rapidly fill and revitalise participating buildings, making them an attractive option to secure long-term tenants.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
As a maker, creative or entrepreneur, this is an opportunity for you to gain a temporary space in Mildura City Heart to bring your idea to life.