Supporting business recovery is a key priority for Council. A healthy and thriving business community is crucial for our local economy, and it allows residents to easily access goods and services close to home.

We have developed a draft Retail Activation Strategy in collaboration with our business community. Our draft Retail Activation Strategy aims to inject new life and energy into our retail centres.

We want to help retailers:

  • increase foot traffic
  • explore new trading opportunities for businesses
  • create exciting retail experiences for local residents and visitors

Business owners and community members are invited to share their thoughts on the draft strategy.


How to submit your feedback

To share your feedback, you can either:

  • complete the online survey
  • attend an online feedback session
  • send a written submission marked ‘Draft Retail Activation Strategy’ by:
    • emailing business@knox.vic.gov.au or,
    • writing to City Futures, Knox City Council (no stamp required), Reply Paid 70243, Wantirna South VIC 3152.

Have your say by Friday 25 February 2022.

Have your say on the draft strategy

Share your thoughts on the themes and actions identified to energise our local retail centres

Retail Activation Strategy Themes

The draft strategy is centred around building on Knox’s unique character and core strengths. Proposed actions have been divided into 5 themes, and include a range of initiatives that are Council led, or delivered in partnership with industry, business and community organisations.

Online feedback sessions

There will be four online feedback sessions during the communication engagement period. Two sessions will be for community members to hear more about the draft Retail Activation Strategy to ask questions and provide feedback. Two sessions will be run for business and community organisations and will focus on the delivery component of the strategy.

Thursday 17 February 2022 12:00 pm – 01:00 pm

Community Feedback Session – draft Retail Activation Strategy

This session is for community members to hear about the draft Retail Activation Strategy. Attendees can ask questions and provide feedback. The session will be held via Zoom.

Please register on the Knoxbiz website.


Thursday 17 February 2022 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Community Feedback Session – draft Retail Activation Strategy

This session is for community members to hear about the draft Retail Activation Strategy. Attendees can ask questions and provide feedback. The session will be held via Zoom.

Please register on the Knoxbiz website.

Tuesday 22 February 2022 12:00 pm – 01:00 pm

Business Feedback Session – draft Retail Activation Strategy

This session is for businesses and community organisations to hear about the draft Retail Activation Strategy. Attendees can ask questions and provide feedback. The session will be held via Zoom.

Please register on the Knoxbiz website.

Tuesday 22 February 2022 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Business Feedback Session – draft Retail Activation Strategy

This session is for businesses and community organisations to hear about the draft Retail Activation Strategy. Attendees can ask questions and provide feedback. The session will be held via Zoom.

Please register on the Knoxbiz website.

Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Community consultation on draft Retail Activation Strategy

    Between 31 January to 25 February 2022

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Summarise Community Consultation Submissions

    April 2022

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Final Retail Activation Strategy Report to Council

    May 2022

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:

Name Economic Development Team
Phone 08 9298 8481
Email business@knox.vic.gov.au