Enterprise name Collingwood Yards

What’s the trading activity We are a precinct that provides affordable spaces to arts and community organisations in the inner north of Melbourne. We host a range of businesses, mostly not for profit and our role is to sustain and support the fifty small and medium sized organisations that we accommodate.

hat is the biggest challenge?

Our challenge is to resist the gentrification that is taking over our suburb and surrounds, and to ensure that communities and artists retain a voice in the culture of our neighbourhood. The challenge is to make our spaces as accessible as possible, so that everyone feels at home there.

What is your hope for the future?

Our hope is for our community to flourish and to retain the mix of socially engaged tenants so that we serve as a model that others can emulate to create additional spaces across Melbourne and Australia.