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2014 in Review

A look back at what has been achieved.

It's been an eventful year in 2014, and now that 2015 is here, it's time to look back on what we've achieved so far.

Click here to be linked to our year in review poster.


Spring Sustainability Festival 2014

Art & Design, Food, and Live Music.

As part of the Reactivate Latrobe Valley project, The Office of Urban Transformations Research (OUTR), along with RMIT University and Latrobe City Council are excited to once again invite you to be part of the Spring Sustainability Festival on Saturday 29th November 2014 from 9:00am – 2:00pm and the Sunday 30th November 2014 from 8.00am - 1:00pm.

Building on the success of the recent Winter Night Festival, this much talked about event will showcase some of Latrobe Valley’s creative individuals and businesses including food, art, design and maker's market stalls, as well as food & live music.

The event is free and open to everyone.

Please follow the link to sign up for a market stall or to host an event.


Winter Night Projection Festival

Art Projections, Artists & Designers, Food, and Live Music.

The ReActivate Latrobe Valley: Winter Night Festival is back again this year on the Friday, 20th of June along Commercial Road in Morwell.

Join us in in celebrating this event with your friends and family as we showcase the region's art and design talents. There will be food and free music, as well as a range of artwork from regional artists being projected onto shopfront and building facades.

Date: Friday, 20th June 2014

Time: 4PM - 9PM

Location: Commercial Road Carpark & Commercial Road, Morwell.

Dry zone rules apply.


For more information, follow the links below.
Market Stalls Traders, Projection artists and Performers  
Facebook Page


The Year in Review

A look back at what has been achieved.

2014 is here and with the new year, comes time for reflection. Click here to be linked to our year in review poster.


Spring Design and Sustainability Festival.

Locally Made Products, Food, Performances

‘Re-Activate’ Spring Design and Sustainability Festival is free and open to everyone. Join us as we celebrate Latrobe’s creative communities, with a range of  locally made products and skills on display.


This drive’s goal is to intensify town centers, strengthen the community, support micro industries, and in turn begin to transform and ReBrand the region.


Where: Shops are located throughout Latrobe Valley. Maps and tours are available at the Transiting Cities HQ at 226 Commerical Road, Morwell, Victoria, 3840. The market will be along Commercial Road and Tarwin Street.

When: Friday 22nd November, 2013. 4 PM to 9 PM.




Apply For Spaces and
Registration for Suppliers
Now Open


Sign up now

Are you a creative individual who needs a platform to showcase your product or skills? Put yourself out there and be the catalyst for change. Applications for the Spring Pop-Up Shop event is now open.

 ‘Re-Activate’ is looking for Suppliers who are based in the Latrobe Valley area. List your products and services with us so that we can help support emerging local creative industries.


ReActivate: Launch

Street Party & Winter Night Festival and Markets

Food, Arts & Design Markets, Live Music


‘Re-Activate’ Street Party is free and open to everyone. Join us as we celebrate Latrobe’s creative communities, with a range of  locally produced food and cuisine, live music, art and design on display. 

The initiative aims to ReConnect, ReMake, Revive Latrobe Valley and to support and profile local business and creative people. 

Where: Commercial Road South Carpark, Morwell (Infront of Harvey Norman)  

When: Friday 12th July, 2013

Time: 4:00pm - 8:30pm

Dry zone rules apply.

For more information,  maps market stall traders and performers check out the following links. 


Market Stalls Traders and Performers  



Facebook Page 


Urban Action

Welcome to the Transiting Cities: ReActiviting Latrobe Valley

Latrobe Valley has, and is, undergoing significant economic transition as we shift from traditional forms of manufacturing to new forms of economic being. Action is required to enable cities to successfully transform into alternative modes of existence. 

The transition of regional centers into alternative futures cannot be solved through the actions of one discipline, nor a single policy attempting to institute a charge or a quick fix solution. Transitioning Cities require the awareness, contribution, and coalescence of multiple disciplines in collaboration with an array of stakeholders working together to solve the problem, and seek opportunities, in how we might adapt, and in particular secure Latrobe Valley, for future generations.

Transiting Cities: ReActivate focuses on the potential for creative practices to enable economies as agents for cultural, environmental, and political change within an increasingly complex world. The intention is to begin with the context in its existing condition, not from a distant goal, in order to seek out and utilise and bolster existing qualities rather than inventing everything anew. As such it is concerned with small places and brief spans of time, as well a range of inherent conditions at various points in time. Temporary occupation may then be understood as symptoms of an alternative visioning of urban planning, that does not leave development to government regulatory bodies and the unpredictable economy alone, instead it will explore innovative forms of appropriation for the Latrobe Valley.  The quintessential landscape which is Latrobe Valley offers a unique opportunity for creative industries, events, and activities to exist and activate spaces in transit, vacant sites, and redundant infrastructures, simultaneously bolstering existing condition whilst organising  and enhancing possible futures of this regional center.

The Re-Activation phase of this work aims to ReConnect, ReMake and Revive Latrobe Valley through community based building strategies. These strategies aim to captialise on the communities current potentials that explore the creative economies as the primary catalyst for re-activation whilst at the same time aiming to intensify town centers, strengthen the community and micro industries, which in turn begin to transform and rebrand the area.

We are calling on the local community, small industries, creative individuals, and collectives to become involved through the following key activities of Transiting Cities: ReActivate- Project HQ.

Transiting Cities  ReActivate HQ: Will house a semi permanent exhibition in Latrobe Valley that will showcase the winning entries from the international design ideas competition Transiting Cities conducted in the first stage of the transiting cities project. The ReActivate headquarters will also be the management office for the pop up shop initiative.

We will be seeking volunteers to assist in initiating conversations between the winning entries and the running of the pop up shop headquarters.

Transiting Cities Pop-ups Aims to reactivate the Town Centers of Latrobe  Valley by profiling and enhancing the creative industries network through a pop-up shop, pop-up event and pop-up installation initiative.

We will be seeking creative individuals or collectives to participate in the pop-up initiative.

More Information to follow at the launch of ReActiavte HQ in June, 2013

For more information click here


International Design Ideas Competition

Launched September 2012

This design competition titled - Latrobe City (Transiting Cities - Low Carbon Futures International Design Competition) questions “how designers can promote and encourage new innovative and alternative opportunities to emerge in order for Latrobe City to transition into a low carbon, prosperous, and vibrant future”.

This is an ambitious project that will take place on an international stage while maintaining a local focus, “thinking globally and acting locally”.

We will call on renowned international designers and academic institutions from a wide range of disciplines including architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, economists, artists and students. Each entrant will submit design visions for how Latrobe city: the associated coal mining industry and agglomeration of townships may be transformed and current aspects strengthened for the future. 

All participating teams will be given the same site in Latrobe City, a defined brief and specific submission requirements that they will be required to fulfil.

Prize money and fame will be awarded to the winning projects!

Fore more information click here