Make George Town Yours

Make George Town Yours (MGTY) is focused on creating a vibrant and exciting streetscape along the Macquarie Street precinct of George Town. This project is based on community voices collected and focuses on enhancing community pride in George Town.

The MGTY Project is supported by the Tasmanian Government through the Department of State Growth.

The MGTY Project is supported by a volunteer working group who have dedicated significant time into the project. Thank you to the team and the community partners for their contribution to this project.

The Future Impact Group – Make George Town Yours group were thrilled to celebrate the completion of their projects on the 27th May 2024!
Starting at the Entry Statement (Art Installation), the crowd walked along Macquarie Street, past the planter boxes, parklets and the 7 businesses who have made significant improvements to their shop fronts – ending at the Memorial Hall to hear more about the upcoming Street Art projects.
Thank you everyone who joined in the celebration of the projects and the positive impact they have had on the look and feel of Macquarie Street.

Macquarie Street Entry Statement

Future Impact Group have enabled the installation of an art piece situated at the entrance of Macquarie Street behind the pump track to enhance the look and feel of the Macquarie Street Precinct, creating a welcoming feeling to the main street of George Town. The entry statement is fabricated from mild steel and painted to give a rust-like patina look. The installation will be backlit and have a separate information panel with a QR code explaining the language used and the background of the piece.

More details HERE

The Macquarie Street Entry Statement is an initiative of the Future Impact Group supported by George Town Council. The Macquarie Street Entry Statement is funded and supported by Bell Bay Aluminium.

Business Grant

MGTY understands that community pride is important and an area that needs to improve.  To achieve this, we focused on improving the look and feel of George Town’s central district and offered the Business Enhancement Program, specifically for existing businesses located in the Macquarie Street.

Seven (7) businesses were successful in their application, receiving up to $2000 each to spend on improving their shopfront:

Pink Poodle

Kaizen Hair

Betta Electrical

Main Street Meats

ST Vincent De Paul

Nicole’s Bowen Therapy

TNT Fresh n Up

The grants enabled these businesses to make improvements that have significantly contributed to improving the overall visual appearance of Macquarie Street.  Congratulations to you all!!

Planter Boxes

As a result of collecting the communities voices and recognising the importance of bringing vibrancy and life to Macquarie St, the Make George Town Yours Project have added four planter boxes at the intersection of Macquarie Street and Sorrell Street.

Thank you to the Low Head Community Garden who supplied and planted the herbs and to the George Town Council for watering.

More details HERE

Parklet Pilot Project

Future Impact Group have installed two portable dining decks (parklets) to activate and enhance the look and feel of the Macquarie Street Precinct and increase dining opportunities in George Town. The parklets are situated outside the Memorial Hall and the corner of Anne and Macquarie Street.

Both are located opposite local businesses to act as an additional outdoor dining area and a communal meeting space for people to enjoy.  The parklets are portable and can be relocated, as needed.

Street Art

Through the voices that were collected by the Future Impact Group between 2019-2020, our community said that they wanted to feel proud of their main street and were dissastisfied with the appearance of central George Town’s built environment.

The Make George Town Yours Street Art Project will be delivered during 2024 through the Our Futures Art-Street-Art project in collaboration with the Youth Impact Council.

Art Street Art