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At Mainstreet Australia, we are committed to ongoing, relevant research on the success and survival of main streets and town centres. Access all our resources below, and stay informed about the latest insights shaping the future of vibrant main streets.
Our dedicated page offers a wealth of resources, including articles, videos, and case studies, covering everything you need to know. Whether you’re starting fresh in the Main Street multi-verse or looking to renew a levy, we’ve got the resources to help you at any stage of the journey.
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July 2022, we were lucky enough to have ex-CEO of Beyond Blue, Dawn O'Neil OAM, as guest speaker at our recent Mental Health & Wellbeing dinner event - sharing her tips and advice on supporting...
With a focus on developing valuable relationships, Samantha Bartlett shares how this approach has contributed to the success of Croydon Main Street. As manager of the Croydon Main Street Traders...
Spanning more than 20 years of experience running trader precincts, Stavros and Circe Zikou share what it takes to make Ivanhoe Traders Association a success. Spanning more than 20 years of...
In this video David West of Premier Retail Marketing interviews many BID managers from the UK and USA to discover what benefits Business Improvement Districts bring to businesses. Very experienced...
Cameron Brown of Mainstreet Australia talks us through the reasons for establishing an unfunded, incorporated trader/business association on your main street including the first steps in starting...
A business improvement district (BID) is a defined area within which businesses are required to pay an additional tax (or levy) in order to fund projects within the district's boundaries. BIDs are...
In September 2021, Mainstreet Australia received a heart-felt email from member Penelope Jamieson, a retail marketing consultant with Meandah Retail Marketing Services. The email expressed just how...
This paper highlights the value in measuring retail and commercial floorspace provision in main streets, thereby identifying vacancy rates for shops and offices, retail sales and trends over time....
With more than 20 years of experience as manager of Camberwell Centre Association, Kerry Daly shares what makes this traders’ precinct successful. With more than 20 years of experience in her role,...
Victorian main streets have always been more than just a retail space. They are a place for residents and visitors to gather, meet, shop and be entertained; they are key service delivery points; and...
The Victorian Government’s Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions provided Mainstreet Australia with $100,000 in June 2020 to promote Economic Survival Package and other initiatives to support...
An Assessment of the Economic Contribution of Traditional Main Street Activity Centres in Victoria Click here to view assessment.
Transport for NSW: Community Improvements Districts (CIDs) Bill 2024
Are you prepared? Build your emergency and disaster checklist
Small businesses to receive cyber security boost
High Streets Task Force Annual Report
Regional Development Victoria: Tiny Towns Fund
OECD: Local Development Stories
ABC Radio: What are the services that make up an ideal main street?
World Atlas: These Towns in New South Wales Have the Best Main Streets
Do you have a story, observation, opinion, or gripe about main streets? Mainstreet Australia wants to hear it! We’re accepting articles on all things main street to foster appreciation, awareness, and meaningful discussions.
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Guidelines for “Main Street Matters” Articles
- Articles submitted for publication on the website should provide information, ideas, opinions, observations, research or analysis relating to a specific main street or main streets in general. They should be designed to further the appreciation and awareness of main streets and promote discussion and debate.
- Articles should not seek to promote or advertise particular businesses, consultants or services.
- Articles between 500 and 2000 words will be considered for publication. Articles should be sent in a proofed, ready to publish form including any photographs or illustrations and references. A short 50-word biography of the author(s), including any web or social media links, and a 70-word summary paragraph, suitable for publication in the monthly newsletter should also be provided.
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