The Fraser Coast Streetscape Scheme program is aimed at encouraging building owners and business operators to upgrade the appearance of buildings' facades within CBD, town and local shopping centres and to improve accessibility to premises.
The program will benefit the broader community by:
- making places more attractive, comfortable and confident about doing business and spending time in local shopping centres.
- increasing activity in local shopping centres which will generate more business and attract new business to the area.
- providing universal access for everyone, not just people with a disability.
The program provides grant funding to a maximum of:
- $1,500 (inclusive of GST) per property; or
- $2,500 (inclusive of GST) per property if listed in Council's Local Heritage Register on a dollar for dollar basis but not exceeding 50% of the total cost of the approved works.
- Upgrading of signage structures (excluding sign writing)
- Cleaning of brickwork
- Tuck pointing of mortar joints
- Removal and replacement of cladding and awnings
- Repair or replacement of wall tiles, facade structures, awnings
- Other facade improvement works subject to Council's approval
- Access works to reduce entrance barriers
- Removal of steps to install an access ramp
- Installation of handrails to existing ramp entry or additional stepped entry
Where is the program available?
The Program is available in the main street of Tiaro and Howard, defined area of the Maryborough CBD and defined precincts of Pialba, Scarness, Torquay and Urangan in Hervey Bay and as detailed in the maps below:-
- Howard (PDF, 266kB)
- Maryborough (PDF, 307kB)
- Pialba (PDF,253kB)
- Scarness (PDF, 275kB)
- Tiaro (PDF,237kB)
- Torquay (PDF, 284kB)
- Urangan (PDF. 272kB)
To apply for funding a Fraser Coast Streetscape Scheme application form (PDF, 233kB) must be submitted to Council for approval.
How to claim grant funding
After obtaining approval and works have been completed, the applicant must provide Council with:
- written notification that the works have been completed
- a receipt for payment of the works which includes the ABN of the contractor
- a tax invoice (including ABN) to Council for the agreed grant sum (inclusive of GST)
Council will inspect the works and only pay the grant funding when the works have been satisfactorily completed in accordance with the agreed schedule of works listed in the agreement.