Some of our services are impacted due to COVID-19.

We are decorating vacant shopfront windows with artists' botanical illustrations, through our 'Bare to Beautiful' program. This free program runs from May 2021 to March 2022.

The illustrations are in the form of decals or stickers and represent the unique and beautiful flowers found in the suburb where the shopfront is located.

The creative window displays aim to:

  • bring vibrancy and visual appeal back to local shopping strips after the impacts of COVID-19
  • reduce likelihood of graffiti or vandalism
  • attract new tenants and keep those that are existing
  • increase visits.

We understand that vacant shopfront windows can contribute to a feeling like the area is in decline. We hope this program lessens this feeling for visitors. 

To view a map of shopfronts taking part in Bare to Beautiful, visit Love Local Life and select 'Explore'. Then select ‘Bare to Beautiful’ in the 'Categories' filter. 

The City of Boroondara delivers this program in partnership with the Victorian Government.

Register your interest

If you are a landlord or managing agent in one of our 53 shopping strips, you are invited to register.

To register your interest, please email [email protected] with the subject line ‘Bare to Beautiful’. 

Street Sounds in participating precincts 

To bring added vibrancy to Boroondara’s streets and community precincts, local residents can enjoy roving musicians in November and December 2021. The musicians will perform near vacant shopfronts in shopping precincts participating in the Bare to Beautiful Street Sounds program.

See the Street Sounds program.

Supporting local

Bare to Beautiful Boroondara is one of many initiatives we have implemented to support local businesses and shopping precincts in Boroondara.

For residents

An easy way to support local businesses is to subscribe to Love Local Life. Receive regular updates on local businesses, along with information on competitions and giveaways.

Learn about other ways to support local businesses on our How you can support local page.

For businesses

Learn about the initiatives and resources available to support your local business on our COVID-19 business recovery page.

More information

Please note the display of decals in the images below are an example only. A specific set of floral decal elements will be designed and assembled for specific regions and suburbs within Boroondara that are taking part in the program.

For more information, please call (03) 9278 4814.

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