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.
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.
Improve the quality, appearance and function of Logan’s centres
Assist local business and enterprises to enhance the visual appearance, quality and function of their building façade
To support local business and enterprises in increasing economic activity
Create more vibrant, active and attractive places across the city
Support local businesses in improving the city’s day and night-time economy – an identified priority for attracting and retaining skilled labour
The Façade Improvement Program is open to landowners or tenants (with landowners written consent) of business premises within the following land use zones:
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.
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
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
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.