Virtual Street Corner Catch-up heads to Tanunda and the Gawler Innovation Hub on Wednesday 1st July.
During this session we will have the opportunity to hear from:
David Barrett, Manager Business Enterprises and Communications from Town of Gawler
Andrew Morris, Manager of the Gawler Innovation Hub.
While today Tanunda is the cosmopolitan heart of the Barossa, it started life far more humbly as the tiny settlement of Langmeil located on the banks of the North Para River, to the north of the present-day town. Langmeil (‘Long Mile’) was settled in 1843 by Prussian Immigrants with a school house as their first public building followed soon after by the Langmeil Church. As the settlement grew and prospered it joined with, and was eventually incorporated into, the town of Tanunda. Visitors to Tanunda can experience a whole cross section of the Barossa good life here, with an ever-growing cluster of cafes, restaurants, butchers, bakeries and cellar doors providing a glimpse into the Barossa’ famous food and wine offering.
In addition, a smart, high quality retail sector caters to those who may have taken their epicurean fill for the day. Tanunda is also a particularly family friendly town, with numerous parks, playgrounds, picnic spots and activities such as bike hire. The Tanunda Heritage trail is well sign-posted throughout the town and will reward those on foot who wish to take in this green, leafy town at a slightly slower pace.
Trevor and Shelley will give us a brief background on the business backbone of this Town and how the formation of Tanunda Business Group, created by Regional Development Australia in the Barossa have collaborated together in creating a vibrant town. They will also share some of the new businesses ideas that grew out of the COVID19 epidemic.
Gawler Innovation Hub
This Innovation Hub and Co-working space is an exciting component of the new Gawler Civic Centre which was made possible with the refurbishment of the Gawler Town Hall and Institute Buildings funded with $5.6M of Federal Government Funding, and the Gawler Council footing the remainder of the more than $14M bill. The Business Hub will be one of 15 new Gig City Adelaide Precincts and will provide opportunities for business to business collaboration, mentoring, home-based businesses utilizing office space, innovative solutions and business engagement with the digital economy. This connectivity coupled with digital advisors, in residence programs and business mentoring will provide a significant advantage to regional entrepreneurs and start ups. We are very excited to learn more about this venture and the implications of COVID-19 on its operation from Mayor Karen Redman and David Barrett from Town of Gawler, and the Innovation Hub Manager, Andrew Morris.
Street Corner Catch-up sessions are FREE for Mainstreet SA Members, and we invite our Member trader associations and Councils to share this with businesses in your mainstreets.
See you on the Street Corner!
When: Wednesday 1st July at 4.00pm
Cost: FREE for Mainstreet SA Members and businesses within their mainstreet
Members can register now by completing the form below.