VICTOR HARBOR – The Mainstreet committee is only in its infancy and consists of a group of enthusiastic business owners.
Kirsten Pitman of Nino’s at Albert Place is a member of the committee and said the group aimed to work with council to energise the Mainstreet Precinct.
“We have held four meetings and everyone is proactive and driven to make the Victor Harbor main street the hub of the town,” Kirsten said.
“It is a common theme from many committees that have gone before, but this group is very excited and we plan to make a difference. We have discussed branding, the promotion of the City of Victor Harbor logo and fresh ideas to bring more tourists and locals to our main street.
“We need to look at the re-invigoration to the entrance to Ocean Street and we can do that by focusing on our brand with better signage and make it a bright and inviting gateway to our business precinct.
“We have a unique business area and we have to build and continue to promote all its special qualities.”
Kirsten said the majority of businesses in the Mainstreet Precinct are owner operators and are on the committee.
“Marketing and branding is the main focus of the group,” Kirsten added.
City of Victor Harbor Mainstreet co-ordinator Tiffany Bennett is the conduit between council and the committee and is in the process of promoting the ‘Buy Local’ campaign.
Also council will implement Stage 2 of the Mainstreet Upgrade in 2019, which will be at the entrance of Ocean Street, off Torrens Street.