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Balmain business wilts

By PETA GILBERT Balmain businesses have united in an attempt to retain the village-like atmosphere of the suburb after a spate of business closures in the area. The inner west suburb has seen a noticeable decline in consumers as well as increased commercial vacancy rates, but local business are determined to fight the decline. Many […]

Forum must adapt to the times

OPINION The Italian Forum’s embattled cultural centre, for so long the unfortunate victim of disorder, spite, bureaucracy and a failure of imagination, will soon be under new management. Whether Tick Tock Services and its lessee, the Actors Centre Australia, can turn that tide around is at this point anyone’s guess. But it’s far from the […]

Renew project targets Forum

Ten vacant shop fronts in the Italian Forum will be the first sites to host the Renew Leichhardt initiative, which Council progressed to its second stage on Tuesday. The unanimous decision will see disused premises play home to a series of pop-up arts and culture projects aimed at revitalising the spirit of the troubled retail […]

Success of renewal difficult to quantify

Leichhardt Council has enacted the first stage of the “Renew Leichhardt” project, aimed at ensuring owners of vacant commercial premises are interested and involved in the project. Stage One is aimed at kickstarting the effort to revitalise vacant and underutilised retail space in the inner west. Empt commercial properties in the Leichhardt area would host […]