“Take away the obstacles to musicians and performers busking and you will have pop-up arts events happening in Wangaratta spontaneously.”
- Remove barriers to busking and street performance.
- Hold an annual Ideas-A-Thon.
- Install infrastructure for live performance in key public places.
- Commission local artists to design locally themed Christmas decorations.
“The farmers markets are going really fabulously.”
- Establish a regular column that tells positive stories about local businesses.
- publish a local recipe book that showcases the food offer of CBD restaurants and regional producers.
- Create a map to guide visitors around Wangaratta for a tour of local produce.
- Make public transport information more accessible.
- Investigate options for the relocation of the Visitor Information Centre.
- Support the growth of the Wangaratta Famers’ Market.
“Wangaratta is where the two rivers meet, it is a city that grew out of its environment. We have the chance now to position ourselves as a green, sustainable city.”
- Support cafe owners in opening onto the street.
- Relocate CFA infrastructure from Apex Park.
“How do we inspire businesses in Wangaratta to offer experiences that are unique? How do we get them to take a risk and expand?”
- Shop local Wangaratta.
- Install Pop-Up Op Shops or other social enterprises in vacant shops.
- Find a space for co-working.
- Develop a program of mentoring, training and inspiration for local businesses.
- Promote the breadth of produce of the region in the CBD.
- Enable new retail partnerships.
- Incentivise and support new and existing green business within the CBD.
“We need more greenery – this could be edible gardens, schools could contribute.”
- Plant a community garden at Wangaratta Primary School.
- Enhance the sense of arrival into the CBD at key points through green arrival points.
- Commision a program of temporary art works and street art.