Aria have been major corporate partners to The Smith Family for seven years. In additional to providing financial support, Aria mentors disadvantaged students, provides work experience and hosts an annual program called ‘Work Inspirations’. Work Inspirations is a landmark initiative involving 50 students attending career workshops where guidance and inspiration from multiple disciplines such as construction, architecture, events management and retail is offered. It is an extremely rewarding three day program that has a hugely positive impact on the lives of young people.
Aria also sponsors Common Ground Queensland, providing ongoing financial support for physical rehabilitation programs for disadvantages members of our community.
Aria is the anchor sponsor and organiser of the Fish Lane Festival. This fantastic community event which in 2016 drew 7,000 visitors focuses on food, family & fun. The previously neglected urban wasteland of Fish Lane has been reclaimed for the community of South Brisbane.
Investment in the Public Realm in which we operate is an absolute priority. In South Brisbane alone Aria has invested $150,000 in tree planting and landscaping, $350,000 installing 200 bespoke lanterns along the Melbourne Street boulevard and are working with Brisbane City Council curating Public Art along the length of Fish Lane, which when complete will function as an outdoor gallery complimenting the adjoining cultural precinct.
In the CBD Aria is facilitating the establishment of an Edward Street Collective of traders and landlords to promote and activate the CBD’s luxury precinct.
In Woolloongabba as part of our landmark Eden Lane development Aria is investing $1.5 million in laneway upgrades, lighting, art, signage and landscaping to create a retail and urban precinct to benefit the community.