Happy Christmas from Mainstreet

National Mainstreet and ICTC Conference – Melbourne, October 2017

Planning for the conference is underway.  We are very excited to announce that the City of Stonnington have come on board as out first major sponsor. If you would like to discuss sponsorship or exhibition opportunities please email president@mainstreetaustralia.org.au and we can send you a prospectus.

We are also keen to receive suggestions on keynote speakers, topics or other items of interest to potential delegates.  We will be calling for conference papers in early 2017.

Mainstreet Bus Tour is back – March 2017

Our popular bus tour is back and we are going to be taking it to the streets and seeing some of our main streets in action with a focus on marketing, management and branding. Stay tuned for details after Christmas. If you have a main street or marketing initiative that you would like to share let us now.

Mainstreet South Australia Conference April 2017

Mainstreet SA has put the call out for papers for the Conference.  For more information visit

Mainstreet SA Conference Papers

2017 Mainstreet Committee

At our AGM held in November 2016 nominations were received and committee members were elected including Steve Bentley, Steve Sully, Gary Cattran, Jan Skinner, Sarah Poole, Wendy Dinning, Paul Littman and Claude Ullin.

Sarah Poole and Wendy Dinning bring extensive experience in working with retail strips particularly in activation and artistic endeavours.  The AGM also marked the farewell of a number of long serving committee members.  We say big thank you to Peter McNabb, Richard Uglow, Ray Jacobs and Penny Jamieson.

We are still seeking a couple of Centre Managers to join our team. If you have a couple of hours per month available and would like to help us shape and support the main street industry and people, them please make contact with us.

Farewell to Kim Gibb

Kim Gibb has officially retired from her Centre Manager duties after a 25 year career where she has helped shape and guide the Victorian main street movement and centre manager industry through CBCV and now Mainstreet Australia.

Kim is a passionate, caring, loyal and knowledgeable centre manager who will be greatly missed. Kim will still be a great friend of ours and has offered to assist with the National Conference. Those who know Kim , know that she is fiercely protective of car-parking for customers so her team at Banyule Council couldn’t resist presenting her with a sign as cheeky little parting gift. Congratulations Kim on an amazing career!

Best Wishes for Christmas and the Holiday Season

On behalf of Mainstreet Australia we would like to wish everyone all the best wishes for Christmas and the holiday season. Everyone has no doubt been very busy and I trust that you will get some time to relax and enjoy time with your family and friends. We look forward to working with you in 2017. Happy New Year!

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