Mackay City Centre Facade Improvement Scheme

Facade improvement has the capacity to enable rapid change for a city’s perception as it creates a more social environment and is a highly visible element of a city to passers-by.  Building facades and shopfronts immediately affect the perceptions one has of a city.  Improvements to facades and streetscape have the capacity to enable rapid change to the liveability factor and how inviting a city feels.

Spaces that appear liveable and inviting are proven to stimulate perceptions of safety.  As more people feel comfortable entering the area, passive surveillance will increase and further improve safety.

Mackay Regional Council has developed Facade Improvement Schemes to work in partnership with Property owners facilitating and supporting the revitalisation of building facades across the region.

The Mackay Regional Council is willing to work together with property owners to facilitate upgrades to building facades that will help to revitalise your local streetscape.

Help create a more vibrant, modern and inviting City Centre for Mackay, all you need is a letter of approval from your landlord to take advantage of the Façade improvement fund as council wants to help both commercial property owners and business operators in the City Centre take pride in the facades of their properties by providing up to $3000 in financial assistance.  Expressions of interest for the funding are now being accepted for potentially assisting in some of the following areas:

  • Painting of façade
  • Cleaning existing façade
  • Removal of redundant signage
  • Air conditioning units
  • Hoardings
  • The minor repair, maintenance or reinstatement of missing elements
  • Tile or stone accents
  • Structural façade elements and awnings

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