Facade grant program to refresh our CBD

28 April 2017

Southport businesses and property owners are being invited to improve their building facades in time for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and the suburb’s 100th anniversary.

The CBD Facade Improvement Program aims to enhance central Southport’s streetscape, heritage features and character as part of the City’s overarching aim to make the CBD vibrant and dynamic.

Divisional Councillor Dawn Crichlow said the City would match eligible applicants’ improvements on a dollar for dollar basis.*   

“Building facades play an important role in people’s perception of a place. They can help create a more inviting and interesting place to work, visit and play,” she said.

“This program is part of our commitment to create a CBD that helps to position the Gold Coast as a globally competitive lifestyle, investment and business destination.

“Improvements may include painting, new signage, window treatments, greenery, restorative works, lighting, murals or artwork.” 

Cr Crichlow said eligible applicants were invited to submit an application to improve their facades to the CBD Office (cbd@goldcoast.qld.gov.au), with applications closing at 4pm on 2 June 2017.

Applications will be assessed by an evaluation panel in accordance with the relevant criteria, with successful applicants required to complete their works by 29 September 2017.

The Facade program is applicable to properties along Nerang Street from High Street to Marine Parade.

*The City will provide discretionary capped funding to match the financial contribution of eligible applicants. The maximum grant values are:

  • $5000 for works to a property with a street frontage of 1 metre to 4.99 metres
  • $7500 for works to a property with a street frontage of 5 metres to 9.99 metres
  • $10,000 for works to a property with a street frontage of 10 metres or over

Funds will be awarded until the financial allocation for the program has been exhausted.

For full details and how to apply, visit http://cbd.moregoldcoast.com.au/southport-projects/CBD-Facade-Improvement-Program

Facade grant program to refresh our CBD photo