First 'Renew Geelong' space opens doors

Economic Development Pillar

An unused store in Geelong’s CBD has been brought to life as an engaging and creative public space as part of the Renew Geelong project.

Previously vacant, the ‘Renew Concept Space’ will now hosts a number of creative projects including art displays by Geelong Illustrators and repurposed vintage furniture by BOE (Built on Enthusiasm).

The concept will spread to several other properties in the coming months with Up Property, owners of the Belcher Arcade, also signed on to the initiative.

Up Property will provide space within the arcade for up to five potential new innovative businesses and projects.

A not-for-profit enterprise supported by the state government and the City of Greater Geelong, Renew Geelong aims to bring new life to empty and under-appreciated buildings and precincts.

It also provides emerging creatives, artists and performers with a rent-free space to showcase their talent.

The project will also contribute to the revitalisation of Central Geelong, a G21 Priority Project, by helping to reinvigorate our city’s cultural heart.

Property owners and agents are encouraged to contact Renew Geelong if they are interested in activating a vacant commercial property: email