The untapped theme relates to unused spaces and hidden gems in Knox. These areas present exciting potential and opportunities for retail activation initiatives.

Untapped initiatives explore ways to make better use of these spaces for businesses and our community.

Proposed untapped initiatives include:

  • Sticking points upgrade program: We will help make it easier for traders to create outdoor dining and retail experiences by installing small but important fixtures and fittings. Proposed examples include installing seating and fairy lights in Knoxfield alley to create an inviting community space for socialising (pictured below).
  • Tap into the brew: Knox is at the centre of a growing cluster of micro-breweries and distilleries. Opportunities to support tours and events for this emerging industry will be explored.
  • Make it fair: Open up business and retail opportunities to broader and more inclusive demographics, including migrant women, disabled residents, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Initiatives include workshops to upskill and skillshare with beginner makers, access to low cost or free working spaces for micro businesses, and access to commercial kitchen facilities.

Further information is available in the draft Retail Activation Strategy.