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Engaged by Leichhardt Council, Renew Leichhardt is a pilot initiative by Renew Australia to activate some of the currently underutilised spaces in Leichhardt through incubating short-term uses by creative enterprises and independent local initiatives on a rent-free basis.

Bringing creativity back to the main streets of Leichhardt

Renew Leichhardt is bringing creativity back to the main streets of Leichhardt

For the last year we have been liaising with property owners, placing participants into spaces and working with the Economic Development team at Leichhardt Council to bring activity back to the heart of the local government area. Currently have seven spaces and are in negotiation on a couple more that will provide much needed access to interesting, creative and community minded businesses.






Renew Leichhardt is a Renew Australia initiative funded and supported by Leichhardt Council.

Latest News for Leichhardt

Meet The Backyard Network

16 July 2015 | Posted in: business, environment, Leichhardt, sydney, urban renewal

What is your name and business name? Matt Moore, Backyard Network Can you describe what you use your Renew space for? I make materials and objects other people are finished with into functional garden and household goods What have been some of the highlights about having a space to test your idea? Being able to experiment…

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July with Renew Leichhardt

25 June 2015 | Posted in: arts, business, Events, gallery, Leichhardt, live music, News, photography, sydney, urban renewal, workshops

Winter is in full swing but that has not stopped our Renew Leichhardt participants from developing a great program of events for you to join in on. There are a range of workshops (for adults and children), a gallery bus tour which starts in Leichhardt, music jam night, film forum, life drawing, terrarium making, RISO…

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June with Renew Leichhardt

4 June 2015 | Posted in: arts, Events, gallery, Leichhardt

June might be the start of winter but that hasn’t stopped our Renew Leichhardt projects from creating an exciting program of activities featuring weekly workshops, exhibition openings and special event. Recently opened spaces, Skyfire Studio and Flourish & Baird Studio, have transformed their empty spaces into creative places that await you! Skyfire Studio art gallery…

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Meet Makers Place

21 May 2015 | Posted in: Leichhardt, urban renewal, workshops

This week we decided to stop by Makers Place at The Italian Forum to chat with Melissa Fuller, a Maker of Makers’, see how their space is working and to find out a bit more about Leichhardt, as locals on the ground as part of Renew Leichhardt. What is your business name? Makers Place Incorporated Can you…

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Head On Festival in Leichhardt

30 April 2015 | Posted in: arts, Events, Leichhardt, live music, News, photography, workshops

Head On Photo Festival 2015 @ Italian Forum Leichhardt Monday, May 4, 2015 6:00pm  9:00pm Makers Place Head On Photo Festival is the nation’s most prestigious showcase for global photography. This year Leichhardt Library is proud to be hosting five photographers in this year’s Head On. Join the official opening by the Lord Mayor Cr Rochelle Porteous, RENEW Night…

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