Council’s Push to fill Vacant Shops
Council has embarked on a plan to fill vacant shopfronts with creative pop-up businesses. More than one in 10 shopfronts in the Frankston city centre are currently vacant. Vacant shops can lead to decreased foot traffic and this can impact on existing businesses.
Council would like to hear from community groups, artists, home business operators and creatives who are keen to get involved in the program by filling vacant shops on a short term basis. Council has successfully secured several properties and is working with property owners to secure more.
This will be facilitated through short term license agreements. A successful applicant will utilise the space rent-free, however will be required to cover the costs of outgoings. Some properties may require licensees to supply a small bond.
To be successful, applicants will be required to have Public Liability insurance cover for at least $10 million. If you do not have insurance, an Expression of Interest can still be submitted. Council is currently exploring options that may enable those without insurance to be shortlisted in the future.
Anyone can apply to fill a vacant shop. Council will determine the suitability of applications and will advise if you are successful for the program.
Please Note: As limited spaces are available, applications will go through a competitive assessment process.
Apply for the Program
Business Workshops and Coaching
Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
PO Box 490
P. 1300 322 322
F. 03 9784 1094