Our town hubs are already vibrant places, but we want to encourage more people to stop, shop and spend more time in our commercial centres.
That's why we created Vibrant Places. The idea is that businesses use the footpath free of charge in return for some creative thinking, by adding colour, products, outdoor dining options and entertainment to our streets. It not only benefits local businesses but makes for a more pleasant shopping experience.
First, you'll need to register, and provide us with a copy of your current Public Liability Insurance (minimum $20 million cover), ensuring that Clarence Valley Council is listed as an Interested Party, and that your public liability insurance covers the footpath area you want to use.
There are 3 easy steps to follow if you want to get involved in the trial:
1. Remember the footpath is a community space for all, and need to get about their daily activities safely and efficiently. Think about trip hazards, height impediments and any possible projectiles (windy conditions). If you see something you think is unsafe, do something about it.
2. Partner with neighbouring businesses to create exciting places that attracts customers and encourages them to your business. Make sure your footpath use does not compromise a neighbour’s business.
3. Use constructive criticism to improve your business offering. Make changes and try new things. Respond to safety and access concerns promptly.
If you're unsure on how to create vibrancy outside your business, just ask! We're here to help, just call us on 02 6645 0203 or send us an email.
Apply to take part in Vibrant Places