MEDIA RELEASE | 29 MARCH 2021
The CBD Revitalisation Advisory Committee (CBD-RAC) is a Toowoomba Chamber initiative designed to be the independent voice of business to facilitate and advocate for the transformation of Toowoomba’s Central Business District.
The CBD-RAC was formed in response to concerns raised by CBD businesses to come together and develop a clear course of action with CBD landowners, businesses and residents to advocate for the renewal of the CBD.
Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce Vice President, Sam Wright, “The CDB-RAC undertook detailed consultation with a range of businesses including retail, industry, hospitality, accommodation, professional services to understand the critical challenges facing CBD businesses.
“There were common themes from our engagement with businesses which included the need to increase foot traffic in the CBD, promoting the CBD as a destination and public assets investment and renewal.
“This is all about investing in peoples experience in the CBD, rebranding the CBD as the home of food, art, culture and boutique retail supported by day to day services like hairdressers admist homes and government to commit to investment in public assets like car parking, laneways, legacy infrastructure projects and creating better public and active transport connections to the CBD as part of CBD renewal.
“The CBD RAC has now submitted its priorities to Toowoomba Regional Council and look forward to a co-operative, collaborative and constructive working relationship to deliver on the priorities identified by the business community”, Sam said.