Council has extended the Livingstone Façade Improvement Scheme Project working in partnership with local businesses and property owners in our region to facilitate and support the revitalisation of commercial building facades, offering funding (up to $3,000),
The appearance of our town, our businesses and the surrounding streets create a powerful first impression of the Capricorn Coast region. Council is supporting property owners to undertake upgrades to building façades that will help to revitalise the our region.
The initiative aims to facilitate and support the revitalisation of the Yeppoon Town Centre and Yeppoon Foreshore commercial building facades creating a more interesting and appealing streetscape to attract people and businesses to the area. It also increases the dollars spent within the local economy on improvement works. This Scheme capitalises on the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation Project, Local Disaster Coordination and Community Resilience Hub, and complements the Yeppoon Placemaking Strategy.
It is a requirement of the Livingstone Façade Improvement Scheme Guidelines that Council’s contribution will be 25% of the agreed project cost (minimum spend $1,000), up to a maximum subsidy of $3,000 per applicant (excluding GST). Given the limited amount of funding available each application will be assessed on merit.
Funding will be allocated on a case-by-case basis subject to Council assessment and approval until the recent adoption of the Round 3 funding of $15,000 has been expended or Round 3 has ended.
Submitting an application does not guarantee a grant or a specific grant amount. All project proposals are subject to a comprehensive review of the building storefront and façade and must meet high quality standards and be eligible works. Only one grant is eligible per property. There is a condition that services must be procured from local tradespeople, thereby stimulating localised spend.
Round 3 funding of the Livingstone Shire Council Facade Improvement Scheme is now open. Applications will now be accepted from commercial property owners within the Livingstone Shire region.