From under-utilised space to revitalised place

Published on 24 April 2018

Council’s new Places and Spaces initiative will bring new life to under-utilised spaces. While the initial focus is on the Queanbeyan CBD, Places and Spaces projects may pop up anywhere in the LGA.

The first activity is a pop-up shop at 58 Monaro Street and a laneway party in Blacksmiths Lane.

“We hope this first project will show that with a bit of effort and creativity, you can do new things and bring life to those areas that aren’t being used to their potential,” Place Management Coordinator, Tracey Lamont said.

“We hope to see the community embrace this initiative and think about what they could do to activate a space that isn’t being used to its full potential.”

The laneway party will feature great local food, a pop-up beer garden by Walsh’s Hotel, live music by Bad Luck Kitty, street art by Uncle Cuggs and more. The laneway is located at the rear of The Q, leading towards Monaro Street, Queanbeyan. All this action is on Saturday 5 May from 3-9pm.

The pop-up shop setting is a vacant shop in the Queanbeyan CBD, courtesy of the pro-active landlord. The shop will be open from Thursday 3 May to Thursday 10 May and will stock a selection of high-end artisan wares including glass, ceramics, metalware, jewellery, fashion and art. The shop will be open 10am-4pm every day except Sunday (closed).

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