The Pop-Up is an economic development initiative that came from survey feedback the City received on the Better Suburbs project area. When the community was asked how we could improve the public places they meet at, 40% of respondents said they wanted the City to create public plazas.
With that in mind, the City set about creating a public plaza that included 15 Market Stall spaces to ensure the space was sufficiently activated and could provide economic opportunities for local people to trade.
Gnalla Pop-Up Plaza is designed to be a community led initiative to give retailers and residents ownership into rejuvenating Nollamara Shopping Centre so that it can be shared and enjoyed by all.
The Pop-Up is operating as a trial so the City can test the plaza concept and survey residents, shop owners and market stall operators. The data gathered during the trial will assist the City in measuring the benefits of the Pop-Up Plaza to the community and how the space could evolve into a permanent plaza into the future.