Business Facade Improvement Program

Application to the 2021/22 Business Façade Improvement Program are now closed.

The program will assist Moyne businesses to improve their business façade that will improve the appeal of the local streetscape within the commercial and shopping areas of the Shire.

Council will competitively allocate funding to successful businesses on a matched funding basis up to $5,000. Total budget for the this incentive is $50,000 and this will be allocated on a case-by-case basis subject to Council approval until the allocated budget has been spent or the scheme year has ended.

Eligible Works

The work must improve the building and street face by doing more than maintenance. Facade storefront restoration works eligible for consideration include the following

  • Repainting of building façade and windows;

  • Installation/upgrade of the business signage;

  • Renewal of under-awning lighting, streetscape lighting; or awning structure;

  • Repairs or replacements of verandahs;

  • Cleaning the existing façade and removal of cladding or redundant material; such as signage, air conditioning units or hoardings;

  • Reinstatement of lost elements, or fabric to the façade of the building;

  • Limited permanent interior improvements, if these are visible from the exterior;

 Eligibility Criteria

  • The program is open to any business located in a commercial/township area of the Shire that has street frontage. Home-based, or businesses with no street frontage are not eligible.

  • The applicant must be a Moyne based business or a property owner that leases to a Moyne based business. Property owners with a vacant building that intend to lease to a Moyne-based business will be considered.

  • Businesses must be registered for an ABN. Property owners without an ABN must complete the ATO ‘Statement by a Supplier’ form as part of their application.

  • The proposed works cannot include structural works for a building listed in the heritage overlay.

  • Council reserves the right to approve or refuse an application based on colour, material or method of execution, as it considers appropriate.

Application Process

Property owners or business operators considering making an application must discuss their potential project with Council through its Business Support Service, to ensure any potential issues are managed early and all planning requirements can be met. Applicants are also encouraged to seek professional advice from suitably qualified local architects or designers to assist with the development of the proposed improvements.

Applications are open from 2 August 2021 to 13 September 2021. 

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

For more details on the program please read the Applications Guidelines or contact the Economic Development Team on 1300 656 564. You can also send an email to ecodev@moyne.vic.gov.au