Revitalising Maitland

Urban renewal in Maitland

Renew Australia, on behalf of Maitland City Council, are scoping a project to activate vacant properties in Maitland.  The aim of the program if feasible is to revitalise empty properties by placing attractive, engaging, new creative businesses and community initiatives in them on a temporary basis.

Renew Australia works with communities and property owners to take otherwise empty shops, offices, and commercial and public buildings and make them available on a short term basis for use by artists, creative projects and community initiatives.

Working alongside owners and agents, this program aims to bolster foot traffic without interfering with the leasing process, as well as assisting to improve the look of vacant property and reduce the chance of vandalism.

As part of this scoping process, Renew Australia have developed a short online survey that is available to complete by visiting 

Opportunity to fill vacant properties and unleash creativity

Renew Australia are looking for suitable properties as well as creatives and makers to participate in the program and contribute to the scoping study and invite participants to the following information sessions:

Property owner/real estate agent session

When: 5.30 – 7.00pm  Wednesday 21 June 2017
Where: Maitland Room, Maitland Town Hall, High Street Maitland

Creatives and Makers session

When: 5.30 – 7.00pm Thursday 22 June 2017   
Where: Maitland Room, Maitland Town Hall, High Street Maitland