Melbourne to reactivate CBD amid COVID

Christmas will tackle a distinctly completely different flavour this yr however the Metropolis of Melbourne says the CBD will keep open for enterprise as town slowly claws its method again from the most important downturn for the reason that wake of World Conflict I.

Days after releasing modelling exhibiting town faces a $110 billion hit to its projected backside line over the subsequent 5 years, and nearly 400,000 job losses, City Corridor will vote on a plan to carry folks again to town’s empty streets.

A very different picture: Shoppers pictured in Melbourne's CBD during last year's Christmas shopping rush.

A really completely different image: Buyers pictured in Melbourne’s CBD throughout final yr’s Christmas buying rush.Credit score:Luis Enrique Ascui

The plans will largely relaxation on making town secure – with enhanced cleansing regimes to change into an everyday fixture – and attracting folks again to the CBD.

Normally, town could be gearing up for its busiest few months with the Melbourne Trend Week, the AFL grand remaining parade, the Melbourne Cup parade, Melbourne Music Week, the Christmas Competition and New Yr’s Eve celebrations coming in fast succession.