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Sydney commercial property initiative 'revitalises' Oxford Street

On Apr 13 2012
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A commercial property initiative spearheaded by the City of Sydney Council is improving the ...

A commercial property initiative spearheaded by the City of Sydney Council is improving the "social and economic diversity of Oxford Street", according to the lord mayor.

Clover Moore made the remarks today (April 13) as she revealed that Homework will be the latest tenant in the Oxford Street Creative Spaces program.

The scheme allows creative enterprises to rent underused office spaces and shopfronts in the heart of one of Sydney's most vibrant communities.

"Making this space available at affordable rents specifically for creative enterprises boosts the social and economic diversity of Oxford Street and our city," said Moore, adding that many of the commercial properties in the area are now being used by entrepreneurs, artists, designers and students.

Homework is a collective of bicycle-themed businesses and entrepreneurs, including the bike shop MC Cyclery, advocacy group BikeWise and the Bicycle Film Festival, among others.

Sydney Bicycle Film Festival producer Josh Capelin asserted that the new scheme has enabled his colleagues and associates to carry out their work in a warm, creative and professional space that fosters better collaboration.

"Previously we were all working from home, so the social company we have now is great. Mentally it makes a huge difference to leave home and go out to work," he said of the affordable commercial rental property.



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