The seeds for the Victoria Street Alive! project were sown in August/September 2018.
A group of residents developed a project to renew our local shopping and restaurant precinct in Victoria Street, Abbotsford & Richmond.
Victoria Street Alive! was born.
A subsequent grant application to the state government to fund our renewal activities was unsuccessful.
Undeterred, residents continued to develop the Victoria Street Alive! concept.
In April 2021, Victoria Street Alive! was one of twelve projects that was successful in receiving a state government grant as part of the North Richmond Precinct Project renewal scheme.
By 30 June 2022, Victoria Street Alive! had staged four major public events in spite of major disruptions caused by COVID-19.
The community response to these events was beyond our wildest expectations: healthy attendances and enthusiastic interest from key local businesses, organisations, and other stakeholders.
In response to popular demand forr markets, exhibitions and street poster installations, Victoria Street Alive! continues to work with local organisations to provide events that stimulate and renew our vibrant inner-city neighbourhoods of Abbotsford & Richmond.
Victoria Street Alive!
- activates community led, inclusive events and activities that revitalise the Victoria Street precinct
- creates events, activities and spaces where people engage, meet and learn, where ideas take shape, collaborations are ignited and inclusive partnerships are developed
- celebrates the cultural and artistic richness that defines this community
- collaborates with key stakeholders including businesses, not-for-profit organisations, schools and health centres
- welcomes contributions from anyone with similar values-based objectives
Watch this space!
Victoria Street Alive! is organising its next exciting Makers Market in December 2022:
Makers Market 4:
Twilight Christmas market
Abbots Yard, 329 Victoria Street Abbotsford
featuring local makers, designers, upsizers and recyclers
Free entry, family & pet friendly
Victoria Street Alive! past events
3 - 26 June
The Hive Shopping Centre
313 Victoria Street, Abbotsford
Sunday, 10 April &
Sunday, 19 June
Saturday, 1 October ("Makers Moon" with Mind Your Langridge)
Abbots Yard, 329 Victoria Street
Workshops in May
Installation in Victoria Street
Abbotsford & Richmond in June
In conjunction with Mind Your Langridge:
203 Langridge Street, Abbotsford