Facade Improvement Program

The Facade Improvement Program (FIP) encourages owners and tenants to enhance their façade and help improve street appeal.

This is part of a strategy to revitalise buildings and streetscapes in eligible areas/selected urban centres.

Council will contribute $2 for every $1 invested by successful applicants up to a maximum of $5,000 to deliver the façade enhancements.

Council has decided to extend the deadline for submitting an application until 14 April 2022. The extension has been offered due to the impact of the recent flooding events on our community. This extension offers an additional four weeks approximately, to allow potential applicants draft their content and crucially obtain quotes from licenced contractors. 

Aim

To promote high quality façade improvements, enhance main street amenity, encourage improved footfall and patronage, encourage footpath dining and stimulate the day and night time economy of the city’s centres.

Objectives

  1. Improve the quality, appearance and function of Logan’s centres
  2. Assist local business and enterprises to enhance the visual appearance, quality and function of their building façade
  3. To support local business and enterprises in increasing economic activity
  4. Create more vibrant, active and attractive places across the city
  5. Support local businesses in improving the city’s day and night-time economy – an identified priority for attracting and retaining skilled labour

Eligibility

The Façade Improvement Program is open to landowners or tenants (with landowners written consent) of business premises within the following land use zones:

  • Neighbourhood Centre
  • Local Centre
  • Logan Central Local Plan Area

The application must relate to a property with a ground floor business that directly adjoins a road or open space and is open to, and trades with, the public.

Guide to checking your eligibility using PD Hub (PDF 661 KB).

Who Cannot apply

  • Properties owned or managed by Logan City Council or a State or Federal Government
  • Properties owned or managed by employees of Logan City Council, Councillors or other government agencies
  • Properties with overdue debts owning to Logan City Council
  • Properties that are used exclusively as a private residence.

What works can be applied for

What type of works will be funded?

  • Painting of building façade, windows and awnings
  • Awnings / shade devices
  • External materials or detailing
  • Improving accessibility
  • Signage upgrades
  • Removal or screening of Air Conditioning units
  • Removal of roller shutters or security grilles
  • Enhancement of heritage features
  • Greening of façade
  • Upgrade of screens or fencing

What type of works will not be funded?

  • Improvements already completed
  • Standalone advertising structures
  • Purchase of buildings or property extensions
  • Routine maintenance or cleaning
  • Fixed planter boxes or furniture

Eligible areas

The initial round of funding will be concentrated on local and neighbourhood centres within Logan.

Properties within the Logan Central Local Plan area are strongly encouraged to apply to benefit from funding allocated as a key outcome from the Logan Central Summit. 

Consideration may also be given to applications that fall outside of these areas, subject to funding availability and the quality and creativity of the proposed works.

How and When?

Applications can be submitted through our SmartyGrants portal. Applicants will be requested to demonstrate how their proposal contributes to the aim and objectives of the program. We will provide guidance material to prepare applications and encourage all applicants to contact us to discuss their project. 

Council will invite applications for the Logan Facade Improvement Program round 1 funding between 17 January 2022 and 14 April 2022.

How to apply and assessment criteria

For an overview of how to apply, plus the assessment criteria and process, please visit How to apply and assessment criteria.

More information

For more information about the program, please see:

If you need more information after reading these guidelines, please call our Place Management team on (07) 3412 3412 or email PlaceManagement@logan.qld.gov.au.