Welcome to the new world, at least what we know of it
During the first few weeks of November, I’ll be taking stock of how many member businesses have actually made it through and unrealistically hoping that this never happens again.
Summer at The Docks
We’re planning to activate NewQuay Promenade over consecutive weekends in December in the lead up to the Christmas Markets at The District Docklands on December 17. I’m currently sourcing entertainers and musicians to perform at the beer garden between Cargo and Berth so if you know of any who might be interested then please contact me –[email protected]
Those consecutive weekends of December 4-5 and 11-12, then culminating on the evening of the 17th will see more than 20 performances. The goal is to get some amplified foot traffic in Docklands and casual spending to support our local businesses. We plan to continue that through January and February finishing off summer with the World Press Photo awards being hosted at Magnet Galleries, and the Docklands Gift again being run on Ron Barassi Senior Park on February 20.
Our flagship program supporting the precinct is up and running again so if you have friends or family visiting and staying a minimum of two nights in Docklands at one of our registered accommodation providers then they are eligible for up to $210 in rebates. Have them head over to docklandsdollars.com.au to register.
Docklands Chamber annual general meeting (AGM)
Our AGM will again be virtual for the second straight year. Tuesday, November 9 will be the date, attendance is open to any member of the chamber with the executive committee appointed on the night and positions such as president voted on.
Finally, the easiest way for us to help you out with exposure on our social channels is by hash tagging #docklandsmelb and #docklandsiloveyou. We follow both tags every single day and share them actively. Let’s get moving Docklands! •