Exciting news for Docklands

Exciting news for Docklands

The City of Melbourne has announced its newest major event, the Now or Never festival, which is expected to attract more than 200,000 people to the city from Thursday, August 17 to Saturday, September 2.

With the Docklands precinct poised to play a major role in the festival as the location of the opening act, this is going to be a big one.

The festival is designed to invite curiosity and wonder and explore the intersection of art, ideas, sound, and technology in iconic venues across the city, bringing together a mix of local and internationally renowned talent.

With Docklands being a hub for local and international businesses, including providing new opportunities for entrepreneurs and start-ups, this will be the perfect fit to showcase our beloved harbour precinct.

This event and more are set to attract increasing numbers of visitors to Docklands, providing positive economic impact to the precinct, which is likely to continue to grow and highlights the importance of upcoming events to hit our backyard.

This year we will see the return of the Melbourne Boat Show, the biggest ever Firelight Festival, cultural events such as the Diwali Festival and even a custom car show. If you are a local business looking to leverage on these events, please reach out to the Docklands Chamber of Commerce (DCC) to find out how you can optimise your business to take full advantage.

A local business to be celebrated this month is Berth on NewQuay Promenade, which is putting on its Biggest Morning Tea on May 25 for a 10th consecutive year to support the annual fundraising event organised by Cancer Council Australia.

Berth will be doing its bit by hosting its event, providing a platform for people to come together and support each other, creating a sense of community and togetherness; particularly for those affected by cancer.

If you are interested in being involved in an initiative that has raised more than $200 million since its inception in 1994, which funds crucial research into cancer treatments and prevention programs, please contact the Berth team.

The DCC is also pleased to announce Sarah Maguire as its new executive officer.

We wish to extend a very warm welcome to Sarah who brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously served in similar positions in several prominent business organisations. Sarah’s appointment is a significant development for the DCC, as she is expected to play a pivotal role in shaping the future direction of our team and business community by promoting the interests of our members.

With her extensive knowledge of the business landscape and her passion for supporting local businesses, Sarah is poised to make a positive impact on the Docklands precinct and its wider community. •

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