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Activate Ipswich

A program to give start-up enterprises a helping hand while also filling empty commercial space has been launched to help boost foot traffic in the Ipswich CBD.

Activate Ipswich is an innovative way to find short and medium term uses for buildings in the Ipswich CBD that are currently vacant, disused or awaiting redevelopment. This new venture gives start-up businesses and community organisations a kick start with short term commercial space to help boost the region's economy.

The program aims to find start-up businesses, artists, cultural projects and community groups to use and maintain these buildings on short-term leases until their enterprise becomes commercially viable to be able to pay rent, or another tenant is identified or the premises are redeveloped.

Enterprises will be selected for their ability to generate activity in buildings and foot traffic in the area.

Activate Ipswich will rely on the support of property owners who have vacant buildings in Ipswich to make them available for this project and it will be up to the participants (tenants) to keep the space clean and presentable as part of their commitment to revitalising the area.

Property owners will have final say on selecting the enterprise to be housed.

Activate Ipswich will work with property owners and participants to ensure that a building is matched to an appropriate use and adds value to the building and its surroundings.

If you are interesting in participating by taking space, please download the expression of interest form: Activate Ipswich Expression Of Interest (PDF, 545.6 KB)

Frequently Asked Questions' can be found here: Activate Ipswich Faq's (PDF, 288.5 KB)

For further information please contact:

Office of Economic Development
Level 1, IGIC Building
40 South Street
Ipswich Queensland 4305

Telephone: (07) 3810 6938
Fax: (07) 3810 6644