Rosalie Village precinct
In 2022-23, Council started providing hands-on support to assist the Rosalie Village retail precinct as part of the Growing Precincts Together program.
This project is now in the delivery phase with work continuing to support local businesses and raise the profile of this precinct.
Key precinct program objectives
Promote is one of the four key objectives in the delivery phase of Growing Precincts Together. Council engaged Style Magazine to deliver a suite of online promotions in May and June 2023 to promote Rosalie Village as a destination. This includes online articles, Instagram carousels, reels and a tag and share competition.
View the Style articles for Rosalie Village precinct:
- Head Out! Everything To Eat, Shop, And Do In Rosalie Village
- We Found BNE’s Most Family Friendly Hub That’ll Keep The Whole Crew Busy
- Health Is Wealth: BNE’s One Stop Destination For All Your Inner Beauty Needs
Council offered businesses in the Rosalie Village precinct the opportunity to apply for free one-on-one support programs delivered by expert providers:
- Digital Marketing Consultations
- Business Coaching
- Support for food business.
For the refresh deliverables, Council offered two programs where expert providers assisted businesses to refresh the look of their business:
- Visual merchandising consultations
- Shopfront makeovers.
The understand phase is the foundation of the Growing Precincts Together program. Council documented the businesses and vacancies in the Rosalie Village precinct in 2022. This was followed by a desktop digital audit to gather directory information for all businesses in the precinct and identify community groups in the area.
In the engage phase, Council hosted an information session in February 2023 to present Council’s insights from the understand phase and to launch the one-on-one support and refresh programs that businesses in the precincts could apply for.
In 2022-23 Council also hosted monthly coffee connects for businesses in the precinct to catch up with each other and Council officers to share ideas for the precinct, network and provide feedback. The coffee connects were held at cafes in the precincts, and businesses in the precincts were given the opportunity to express their interest in hosting a coffee connect.
The team also sends regular email updates to all businesses in the precinct to update them on opportunities through the project and seek feedback.
Future precinct activation activities
In 2023-24 Council will be facilitating opportunities to activate the Rosalie Village precinct.
If you have ideas or feedback about growing the Rosalie Village precinct, you can contact Council’s Economic Growth and Activation team or phone Council’s business hotline on 133 BNE (133 263).
Rosalie Village Precinct Project
Council Officers are working with the local community to revitalise the Rosalie Village neighbourhood shopping precinct.
For more information on the Rosalie Village Precinct project visit Rosalie Village Precinct Project.