Shopping strip renewal
Learn about how Business Moreland apply the Shopping strip renewal program.
The Shopping Strip Renewal Program (SSRP) aims to help businesses in local strip shopping centres thrive. The aim is to revitalise the area and improve the pedestrian enjoyment, walkability and presentation of the shopping strips.
The SSRP improves the amenity, connectivity and safety for locals and residents, contributes to and encourages local economic development, and enhances the community's sense of place at neighbourhood centres.
The Shopping Strip Renewal Program (SSRP) has come out of the 2011 policy, and is one of the ways we support smaller shopping strips in Moreland.
West Street Hadfield is a bustling, cosmopolitan shopping strip featuring more than 30 businesses. From specialty retail, a full line supermarket and fresh fuit and veg, the strip has a real community feel where everyone knows your name. It's the perfect place to grab a coffee, do some shopping and say hello to your favourite retailer.
Situated between Jukes Road and Basil Street, the Bonwick Street shopping village is a melting pot of diverse communities and family values. The shopping strip is a hidden gem set against the backdrop of residential housing and community facilities, complete with essential services. Featuring a variety of food offerings, and arguably the best cannoli in Melbourne, the friendly retailers are always smiling and up for a chat.
A shopfront is often a customer’s first interaction with a bricks and mortar business – either before or after an online experience.
The Shopfront Improvement Program is an exciting, Council-funded program that aims to improve the visual presentation of shopfronts and the overall look and feel of small shopping strips and neighbourhood centres.
We will engage a team of shopfront and visual merchandising consultants, to assist participating businesses with designs and recommendations.
The program involves:
Our Shopping Strip Renewal Program toolkit contains a host of useful resources for businesses in smaller shopping strips, including:
It aims to help businesses work with neighbours, community and partners to create great local places, with a unique look, renowned customer service, and a strong connection with the local area.
Download the Shopping Strip Renewal Program toolkit (PDF 41Mb) (English version).
Moreland City Council’s Retail Mentoring Program offers eligible businesses access to business experts who offer individualised support and training to help grow their online presence, learn new skills in digital management or develop a business strategy.
As with any Infrastructure project there will be some disruption to day to day operations in and around the shopping strip.
There is support available for retailers during construction. Types of business support include:
More information is aavailaible in the Victorian Small Business Commission's, ‘Guide to managing disruption.’
To ask us about setting up a business association in your area, contact Business Moreland.
Hayley supports retailers in Moreland by facilitating the growth, branding and customer awareness of shopping strips in Moreland. Hayley helps deliver training activities, programs and professional development opportunities.
Phone: 9240 2462
Email Hayley Rosenboom