Activation ‘‘still on track’’
Details of the long-awaited Docklands Activation Strategy won’t be publicly revealed until 2021 but plans for stakeholder engagement this side of Christmas remain “on track”.
In response to the closure of Central Pier and the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on Docklands, Development Victoria (DV) has engaged the services of events and activations company Alto Cibum to come up with a specific strategy for reenergising the area.
Consultations with key local stakeholders began in July and Docklands News reported last month that a final report by Alto Cibum was due to DV and the council by the end of the year.
While the strategy is believed to have been presented to the City of Melbourne, details of what is included won’t be known publicly until the new year as major Docklands employers hold off returning staff to the precinct amid easing COVID-19 restrictions.
In the meantime, Docklands can look forward to the Christmas Twilight Sunday Market on December 6 from 12pm until 8pm along NewQuay Promenade hosted by the Docklands Sunday Markets and supported by the Docklands Chamber of Commerce (DCC) and MAB Corporation.
There will also be chocolate workshops and other events in the weeks leading up to Christmas, as well as Christmas Carols hosted by The District Docklands and Melbourne Star on December 20, which will support Kids Under Cover.