Life in Vacant Spaces (LiVS) manage vacant spaces with property owners for temporary creative and entrepreneurial projects.

AfterMath Gallery - temporary use of interior spaceProperty owners

Property owners in the central city and suburban centres can support temporary use of vacant land or buildings for short to medium term projects.

Life in Vacant Spaces (LiVS)(external link) makes the process easy. They hold standard agreements for both site owners and site users and can match projects to sites.

Contact a Life in Vacant Spaces (LiVS) Site Broker

Find out more about rates incentive for property owners.

Creatives and entrepreneurs

If you're an artist, entrepreneur, craftsperson, community group or anyone with an idea for a temporary project, LiVS can help broker the vacant space to launch it.

They've brokered gardens and green labs, artworks and cookery schools, bike workshop, green woodworking workshop, pop up shops, markets and more.

LiVS is open to all ideas so long as you have the determination to take the project from bright idea to delivery.

Apply for the Life in Vacant Spaces (LiVS) rates incentive

Submit a Life in Vacant Spaces (LiVS) idea. 

If approved, you will be notified and your rate account will be credited with the amount approved. 

Projects to activate vacant spaces may be eligible for Council's Enliven Places Projects Fund