On Thursday 10th and Friday 11th October Mainstreet SA hosted delegates at its annual conference. Here is a brief wrap up of the event including some resources for further information. Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in this event.
panel discussion - managing mainstreet disruption
David Bailey from City of Adelaide facilitated a useful discussion on managing mainstreet disruption, with input from:
Con Maios from the Jetty Road Mainstreet Committee
Akarra Klingberg from City of Unley
Andrew Wallace from Adelaide West End Association
Craig Burton from City of Adelaide
The right honourable lord mayor, sandy verschoor
The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Adelaide, and Patron of Mainstreet SA, Sandy Verschoor outlined the important character and economic opportunity that mainstreets add to the City of Adelaide.
Jean-Luc's presentation included a summary of town centre management guidelines and some examples of new retailers emerging in Europe.
Follow the link below to view the TOCEMA town centre management guidelines:
Simon Millcock from Legatus Group led a lively discussion on the importance of small business in the mainstreet environment. Our panellists were:
Martin Haese, CEO Business SA
John Chapman, Small Business Commissioner
Carin Waterson from the Food and Wine Collective
Gavin Williams from Matilda Bookshop
Cheryl's presentation centred on her experiences expanding the BID in Parnell New Zealand, and the 'healthy tension' that should rightfully exist between business groups and local government.
Rachel's presentation outlined the vision for Lot Fourteen which is in the process of being transformed into Australia's first 'innovation neighbourhood'.
panel discussion - learning the lessons from big retail
Chair of the Property Council Retail and Mainstreet Committee, Simon Tothill, led a series of short presentations with the assistance of:
Julie Thomas, CBRE
Andrew Lucas, Property & Advisory
Shelley Cox, Workspace Barossa
Claire's presentation included many great examples of place making in Europe, from small scale local interventions to major projects.
For more than twenty years, the Belgian Association of Town Centre Management (AMCV) has been working to make town centres good places to live, work, study and socialise. In this time they have built up considerable resources that we encourage you to explore.