The volunteer board of the DBP (all local small business folk) is and has been actively involved in advocacy and marketing in Darlinghurst for many years.
We usually run quarterly networking/info/drinks nights for local retailers, creatives and professionals. We have a public-facing Darlinghurst website and a well-developed Eastside Sydney Destination Marketing Strategy with the Potts Point Partnership and Surry Hills Creative Precinct.
Instead of doing big festivals that compete with local traders we believe in encouraging local businesses to collaboratively work on creative events with their neighbours and this culminates in our annual 'umbrella-marketing' events: Oxtravaganza and Happy Hours.
The more members we have, the more of this stuff we can do and the louder voice we have with government. Join us today.
General Member - Small Indie/Single Franchise (FREE during lockdown, usually $11)
National Associate Member - Australian Chain ($275 / year)
Global Associate Member - International Chain ($2750 / year)
We're currently working on ways to adapt to the business conditions presented by the pandemic lockdown, as well as keeping in touch with local businesses, offering information and support where and when we can.
All of these initiatives are made possible lots of volunteer labour by locals who love their neighbourhood and grants from the City of Sydney.