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Welcome to Renew Leichhardt Makers Place by ThreeFarm and The Studio by Sarah Chelkowski

19 November 2014 | Posted in: News

Makers Place & The Studio @ Italian Forum


Renew Leichhardt has welcomed two new additions to the mix – Makers Place by ThreeFarm and The Studio by Sarah Chelkowski.

Makers Place by ThreeFarm is a destination for smart play, a collaborative workshop with the right tools and equipment for users in an open environment.  Kids and adults are invited to drop in and experience new technologies and equipment on offer and get creative! The space also provides much needed design space for inventors and prototype creators on a membership basis.  Find out more about Makers Place and ThreeFarm here.  Shop 39, Italian Forum – 19-23 Norton Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040

The Studio by Sarah Chelkowski is the newest addition to the Italian Forum in Leichhardt, displaying creations for theatre productions from Much Ado about Nothing to Cinderella.  Drop by on the weekends to experience live rehearsals and view the range of costumes soon to be available for hire or purchase. Shop 10, Italian Forum – 19-23 Norton Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040


Renew Leichhardt Launch Event! – Sunday 16th March 11am-2pm

12 March 2014 | Posted in: Leichhardt, News

Renew Leichhardt is launching with an official Renew Leichhardt launch event run in partnership with the Leichhardt Municipal Council. It’s going to be a fantastic day for all ages, so bring the kids!

There will be roaming entertainers, face painters, market stalls, our participants will be trading and it will be a great opportunity to find out more about Renew Leichhardt, how it works and how you can become involved.

Renew Leichhardt Launch Event

The Italian Forum

21-23 Norton Street, Leichhardt

Sunday 16th March 11am – 2pm


Renew Leichhardt has activated another space! Introducing; Flying Fox.

4 February 2014 | Posted in: Leichhardt, News

Flying fox by lc logo card sleeping bag

Renew Leichhardt has welcomed its newest addition, Flying Fox to the fold, selling beautifully crafted and environmentally friendly baby sleeping bags. The space also combines with other Australian artists to sell handmade driftwood lamps, tables, leather accessories, paintings & jewellery. Flying Fox joins our other projects, Mia O Designs, Paris Floyd and Indelible that are breathing new life into the italian forum.

You can visit Flying fox at Shop 9, The Italian Forum, 23 Norton Street, Leichhardt or find out more about Flying Fox here.

First Renew Sydney Shops are open for business in Leichhardt!

11 November 2013 | Posted in: Leichhardt, News

Renew Sydney are pleased to announced that the first three of what we hope will be many Renew Sydney spaces are open for business from Wednesday 18th of December. Shops 14, 15, and 10 in the Italian Forum have been given a new lease of life by local contemporary jeweller Mia O Designs, textiles designers Indelible and lingerie, lounge wear and gift ware designer Paris Floyd.

Renew Sydney received nearly 200 applications for the first spaces available but these three projects by talented local designers have been selected for both the quality of their work and the fact that they are each a great fit to the first spaces we have available . Over coming months we aim to add many more great projects and many more locations into the mix of Renew Leichhardt initiatives.

Renew Leichhardt is supported by Leichhardt Municipal Council.

Renew Leichhardt Launched!

11 November 2013 | Posted in: Leichhardt, News

Renew Australia is pleased to announce the launch of our Sydney office and our first Sydney based project: Renew Leichhardt.

For the last few months we have been working with the team at Leichhardt Council to develop a plan for the area’s empty shop and office spaces. We’ve held two public meetings, we’ve met with property owners, we’ve worked to secure a few properties in Norton Street and in the Italian Forum and we are now ready to roll out the first phase of the Renew Sydney program!

We are very excited to be coming to Sydney and hope this is the first of many projects and opportunities in greater Sydney for Renew Australia! If you want to make sure you know more about these and other Renew Australia opportunities in Sydney then make sure you subscribe to our E-News, and follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

Also if you’re in other local government areas in Sydney and you’d like to encourage Renew projects in your area then feel free to drop our new Sydney team a line Contact Us and we can see what we can do.