Introduction

Renew Australia created this survey to collect feedback from Chapel Street local businesses and representatives. Your local insights, experience and opinions will help to gauge interest in longer-term activation strategies to reduce commercial property vacancies and improve main street vibrancy.
 
About Renew Australia
Renew Australia is a national social enterprise designed to catalyse community renewal, economic development, the arts, and creative industries across Australia.

How Renew activation projects work
  • Renew works with property owners and agents to breathe life into empty spaces by making them rent free to creative enterprises
  • Renew and the property owner carefully select enterprises that suit the premises and surrounding businesses
  • Any creative enterprise will not directly compete with existing tenants in the area
  • The tenant has a 30-day license and the property owner can keep the property for lease and show interested parties
  • The tenant or the property owner can give 30 days’ notice at any time to vacate.
Key benefits to local traders and business owners
Renew projects aim to:
  • Transform empty spaces into vibrant places
  • Compliment not compete with neighbouring retail shops and offices
  • Benefit existing retailers and businesses
  • Bring more foot traffic to the area
  • Breathe life into the precinct
  • Give creative enterprise a taste of running their business in a retail space
  • Capacity build creative enterprises so that signing a lease and paying rent is the next step
  • Reduce the chance of vandalism, increase the appeal of the property, and assist potential long-term tenants to visualise their own business in the space
  • Activate spaces to bring people and energy into an area, making it more appealing to prospective tenants.
Learn more about Renew Australia and our projects nationwide at renewaustralia.org/news

If you have any questions in regard to this survey please contact Renew Australia and our staff will be happy to discuss it further with you.

Email: susannah@renewaustralia.org
Website: www.renewaustralia.org
 
Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey.

About you and your business

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* 1. About you (*Renew information only. Survey results collected are only shared as unidentifiable responses.)

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* 2. Your business or role

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* 3. Which street is your business entrance located on?

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* 4. Please select the options that best relate to your business.

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* 5. Are you a member of your local Chamber of Commerce, Traders Association or Business Association?

About your precinct

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* 6. What are the unique features of your precinct?

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* 7. What do you consider your target market/s and do you feel they are currently catered to in the Chapel Street precinct? (Responses may include age/generation, income, local or outside postcode, and other characteristics.)

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* 8. What are some of the challenges you feel inhibit new businesses/tenants from leasing space in this area?

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* 9. With regard to your response in Question 8, how has this impacted your business and customers?

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* 10. What changes or activations would you like to see in your precinct?

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* 11. Which properties and areas of the precinct do you feel could benefit from a Renew type activation?

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* 12. Have temporary activations such as a 'pop up' shops or window installations been trialled in your property?

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* 13. Do you feel an incentive would encourage property owners to participate in a Renew-style activation program?

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* 14. Would you like to be kept informed on the project?
(We may forward these contact details to your local Council for future contact on a Renew activation project. We will NOT provide your contact details to any other third parties.)

Thank you for sharing your experience and insights on the precinct and how we might work together to improve vibrancy and property activations for existing traders, property owners/manager and the local community.

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