Creative Regions producer Shelley Pisani said the company was excited about its new digs in North Bundaberg.
Creative Regions producer Shelley Pisani said the company was excited about its new digs in North Bundaberg. Kevin Farmer

New creative force in North Bundy

CREATIVE Regions officially opens its doors in its new North Bundaberg premises today. 

Comprised of an office space, community meeting space, a workshop and a Pop-up Shop, Creative Regions HQ is opening up new opportunities for North Bundaberg.

Tonight, local businesses, Creative Regions staff, volunteers and project partners will come together to celebrate this business establishing its base in North Bundaberg at 67 Perry Street.

Creative Regions is a not-for-profit arts production company that focuses on helping regional communities thrive through creativity.

In its eighth year of operation, the company has a number of great projects under its belt including the management of the Crush Festival on behalf of the Bundaberg Regional Council, a youth digital media group called HD Republic, and last year's highly successful Anti-Domestic Violence campaign resulting in a children's book and the play It All Begins with Love.

The next 12 months will see the company touring this play and developing a major destination marketing project combining a locally written opera The Crushing with an amazing culinary experience. 

It will continue to grow the Crush Festival into an memorable event for the region and deliver key projects through its contract with the Bundaberg Regional Council.

Creative Regions producer Shelley Pisani said the company was excited to have moved to North Bundaberg and expand its space.

"Our company built strong relationships within North Bundaberg through the Afloat Creative Recovery project in 2013 and 2014," she said.

"While delivering some projects earlier this year we noticed this premises being renovated which started the conversation about spreading our wings in this part of town."

Creative Regions joins the vibrant range of creative and inspiring businesses establishing themselves in North Bundaberg including Oodies Cafe, Bundy Frameworks and Petals and Print.

"We have been made so welcome by the community, particularly local businesses.  We can't wait to get started building great place activation projects in North Bundaberg in 2016," Ms Pisani.

The North Bundaberg Suburb Blitz is a project delivered through the Bundaberg Regional Council funded program Place Activation - invigorating spaces through creative design, encouraging people to interact with places in new ways. 

Creative Regions invites North Bundaberg residents, businesses and workers to its North Bundaberg Suburb Blitz think tank on Wednesday, September 2 at 10am or 6pm at Creative Regions HQ. 

RSVPs are to be made to shelley@creativeregions.com.au or 4153 1218.



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