Our town centres are a place to be entertained, shop, dine and catch up with friends and family.
The concept behind Vibrant Spaces is that businesses can use the footpath, free of charge, in return for some innovative thinking and a common sense approach to adding colour, products, comfortable seating and lively entertainment onto our streets.
The aim is to encourage people to stop, linger, shop and dine, which not only benefits local businesses, but makes for a more pleasant shopping experience.
Streetscape banners, seating upgrades and more
While vibrant spaces and place-making is driven by the creativity of unique businesses and communities across the MidCoast region, we're working to support you as you put your own stamp on your streets.
We're rolling out a street banner program that both unifies and distinguishes the areas within the MidCoast region. Three sets of brightly coloured banners are being launched:
Mountains and Hinterland - Gloucester and Barrington
Rivers and Valleys - Taree and Wingham
Beaches and Lakes - Forster, Harrington, Old Bar, Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens.
With a similar look and feel across the MidCoast region, they're designed to soften the streetscape and create a vibrant and active space welcoming to both residents and visitors.
Gloucester's banners are the first to be raised, on 1 October 2020, with Taree to receive the next flags. Forster is receiving new seating and garden upgrades along busy Wharf Street.
Stay tuned as we roll out vibrancy to other main streets as part as of this program!