MIL-OSI Australia: Expressions of Interest are now open for 12-16 Peel St, Collingwood tenancy | Yarra City Council

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Source: State of Victoria Local Government 2

Friday 01 October 2021

Image by J Forsyth featuring temporary poster project ‘Parkies of Old Fitzroy’ by James Henry.

The City of Yarra is inviting Expression of Interest for a two year tenancy in 12-16 Peel Street Collingwood.

Creative organisations and artist collectives are encouraged to apply, with the view the space will be used for the purposes of artist studios and/or as an administration centre of an arts organisation.

The City of Yarra has received funding support from the State Government’s Creative Neighbourhood Partnerships and Pilots program to investigate the efficacy of repurposing vacant heritage sites to deliver a secure, affordable creative workspace in an underutilised Council asset for low-income creative industry workers. This is a pilot project for two years.

The site
The site comprises a two-storey building within a park with a total approximate area of 1140m2. The property lease is only applicable to this building, with a total leasable area of 175m2.

There are basic amenities, such as toilets, tea points and a small wet area.

The ground level consists of three divided spaces and the upper level consists of a single space accessible by stairs.

Please refer to the guidelines for further details.

Rental consideration
Council will offer the space at a significant subsidy of $120 per square metre, or $21,000 per annum, including outgoings, this represents an estimated 70% discount to similar properties in the precinct.

Applications open Friday 1 October 2021 and will close 11:59pm Sunday 24 October 2021.

Applicants should expect to be notified of the outcome by 15 November 2021 for an occupancy from January 2022.

Download the EOI guidelines (PDF, 920kb)

Apply here

This project is part of Yarra City Council’s Room to Create program, which aims to keep the arts in Yarra by providing support for eligible artists or groups through its Room to Create Artist in Residence program.

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