Council supports a pop up precinct
Five Dock to see a quirky makeover
Local Sydney council the City of Canada Bay is driving an initiative to “increase the vibrancy” of the shopping precinct around Great North Road in Five Dock – supporting street-side improvements, laneway activations and pop up installations.
It seems the pop ups might be limited to artworks at this stage… chalk on the footpaths, murals and an outdoor gallery – although Council has “received interest from florists to retail shops, food and travel businesses over their new Five Dock Pop Up initiative”. The current program is perhaps a teaser of things to come, as Canada Bay moves closer to implementing their 20 year vision for Five Dock.
Last weekend (30th May) a Pop-Up Library appeared at Fred Kelly Place, inviting the community to view Council plans for the Five Dock Town Centre Revitalisation (the pop up featured art and music… also kids activities, a sausage sizzle and how to use the eLibrary !). Revitalisation plans include new pavements, street furnishings, moving power lines underground – and the potential for pop up street stalls.
Local Five Dock business Cremeria De Luca (Sicilian ice creamery at 84 Ramsay Road) was mentioned on the pages of our blog recently – they had taken a pop up residency in Sydney Strand Arcade, reproducing the look of their main store on a smaller scale in the CBD (much smaller… just 6sq. mtrs !)
image : Five Dock Daily Telegraph
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