28 March 2018
Expressions of Interest are now open for anyone wanting to operate a pop-up business along sections of the popular Redcliffe Peninsula foreshore.
Mayor Allan Sutherland said this trial program was designed to invigorate the economy and vibrancy of Redcliffe by enabling a new wave of entertainment, food and tourism ventures to operate along the peninsula - bringing with it valuable tourism dollars.
“Through extensive consultation we have heard loud and clear the resounding message that people want to see more pop-up vendors and activations along our foreshore precincts,” said Cr Sutherland.
“Frankly, the response was overwhelmingly positive and if locals turn out to support these activations in the same way they have advocated for them, then I think this trial will be an enormous success.
“More people coming into town means more foot traffic past existing bricks and mortar businesses, which means new opportunities to target new clientele.
“I look forward to further feedback from residents, visitors and local businesses as we roll out this exciting pilot program so we can adjust its operations as we go.”
Division 6 Councillor Koliana Winchester said Council had taken its first step towards realising its bold new vision for the Redcliffe peninsula earlier this month by approving the expansion of the popular Redcliffe Jetty Markets.
“I can’t wait, this will help to support growth in one of our region’s biggest tourism drawcards, which already attracts more than 7000 people each week,” she said.
“We are literally doubling the market’s current floor space through the expansion from Baker Street to the Anzac Avenue roundabout to allow all new market stalls, street eats and entertainment areas.”
Division 5 Councillor James Houghton said Council would consider all applications to the Redcliffe Foreshore Master Plan and Activation Strategy.
“I’m hoping to see EOI submissions from fixed and mobile vendors which may include fitness groups, pop up stalls that display, hire or sell goods/services as well as food trucks,” he said.
“We all know the spectacular beauty of Redcliffe and love our inimitable lifestyle, so it’s time to show that off!”
Council will be actively seeking feedback during the course of the trial which runs to the end of September 2018.
For more information on the Pilot Program trial or to lodge an expression of interest to take part in the trial visit Redcliffe foreshore master plan and activation strategy.