Shopfronts along Wellington’s main strip are undergoing face-lifts as part of the newly instigated Ignite Street Scenes project.
The project – led by Dubbo Regional Council and Wellington Arts – is designed to support commercial and social activation across the town in an effort to fill shopfronts with pop-up stores.
Street Scenes is now in its third week and has earned the support of local businesses, organisations and artists. Exhibits feature everything from artwork and sculptures, to advertisements of significant local events.
Wellington Arts representative, Lisa Thomas, said organisers are in the process of formalising an agreement with Corrective Services NSW to allow inmates to clean vacant shopfronts.
“We are generating that interest and eventually with more activation and work from council’s economic development team we will be able to occupy those shopfronts through a multitude of things for commercialisation of the CBD,” she said.