By Jemma van Zaanen

Christmas is coming to Collins St this month with city consumers equipped to obtain festive prints celebrating a single of Melbourne’s legendary streets.

A Pop-Up Wrap Shop in Howey Location, obtainable by using Small Collins St, will be operating all the way by means of December until finally Xmas Eve with prints and wrapping expert services.

The ready to body prints will aspect shots of historic Melbourne streets and architectural drawings of Collins St’s most well known properties from as early as 1885.

Shoppers can get in the festive spirit with Christmas new music and look through historic Melbourne photographs whilst they love complimentary reward wrapping if they invest $50 with taking part Collins Avenue Precinct corporations.

Ten pounds from each sale will go to StreetSmart Australia which supports susceptible Australians with donations helping to supply accommodation, substance aid and food protection for area tasks.

StreetSmart Australia is a national not-for-gain organisation concentrating on homelessness, and it raises funds to assist and supply grants in the course of Australia.

Collins Avenue Precinct president Luke Harris hopes to rejoice the precinct and the role it plays in excess of the Christmas period of time.

“It’s simple the part that Collins Street Precinct plays for Melbournians at Xmas and all over the 12 months. We hope to make on the festivities with our Pop-Up Wrap Store to give the fantastic ending touch to your Xmas gifts this yr,” Mr Harris reported.


As we keep on to advocate for the Melbourne CBD’s recovery, StreetSmart is the ideal companion as it will channel donations directly to area projects in the CBD.


Customers can acquire a espresso desk e-book Collins: The Story of Australia’s Premier Street, which celebrates the historic Collins St and pre-colonial settlement by to the present day.

The pop-up store will be operating December 8, 10, 15, 16 17, 22 and 24.

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Caption: (L-R) Main Executive Officer of StreetSmart Australia, Geoff Hills, Lord Mayor Sally Capp, President of Collins Road Precinct Group, Luke Harris.

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