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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

I have a business idea. Can Renew Adelaide get me a property?

If you have a business idea you’d like to get into a rent-free property through the Renew Adelaide program, just sign up for property alerts here. This is the quickest place to find out when a property becomes available. Because Renew Adelaide isn’t a property agent that sources properties for people, the best way to find out about properties is to sign up for property alerts.

WHAT SORT OF PROJECTS DOES RENEW ADELAIDE SUPPORT?

Renew Adelaide supports start-up artistic and creative enterprise that assist to revitalise urban areas through increased activity and foot traffic. This may be a retail outlet, cafe, studio, gallery or anything derived from creative or cultural activity. Our arrangements with property owners are on a rent-free, 30 day rolling basis. Your project must be capable of being executed quickly.

Renew Adelaide does not support already tested commercial ideas that exist in a physical shop front.

DOES RENEW ADELAIDE ACCEPT GROUP APPLICATIONS?

Running your own business can be time consuming and stressful so a support network can be helpful to share the work load and diversify the creative ideas and skill levels in your enterprise.

DOES RENEW ADELAIDE PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT?

Renew Adelaide may fund some alterations or improvements to the actual property if required to make the space usable and help identify the space (ie. signage support) but we do not provide grant funding or other financial support for your business.

WHERE DOES RENEW ADELAIDE OPERATE?

We currently work with property owners and provide opportunities in the Adelaide CBD and Port Adelaide.

MY PROJECT IS BASED AROUND CERTAIN SPACE REQUIREMENTS, CAN RENEW ADELAIDE FIND ME THE PERFECT SPACE?

Renew Adelaide relies on the generous donation of property from property owners. In most cases, properties have been vacant for sometime and are not perfect which is why Renew Adelaide looks for projects that are creative and original but can easily adapt to any space. Any modifications to a space must have the permission of the property owner. It is also the responsibility of the participant to fund and execute modifications to the property.

I’VE FOUND A PROPERTY ON GROTE STREET, CAN YOU HELP ME GAIN ACCESS?

Renew Adelaide cannot specifically look for a property for your business idea. We work with supportive landlords and property owners who have donated space to us to help find the most suitable short-term, rent-free tenant to help activate their space.

I’M THINKING OF RENTING A COMMERCIAL SPACE, CAN YOU HELP?

We encourage you to come along to one of our quarterly Commercial Leasing Workshops that provide some tips and hints for securing a commercial lease. Click here to sign up to a future session.

If you have found a property and have enquiries regarding building code, planning approvals or what you can use the property for it’s best to call the council in which the property belongs for further advice.

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