Proserpine Façade Improvement Policy

On 30 January 2019 Council adopted the Façade Improvement Policy. This Policy came about as a result of the Proserpine Sustainability and Future Growth Master Plan.

What is the Façade Improvement Policy?

The purpose of the policy is to incentivise property and/or business owners in the Main Street of Proserpine to improve their shopfronts.

Where does the Façade Improvement Policy apply?

In the Main Street of Proserpine.

What are the benefits of the Façade Improvement Policy?

  • To improve the visual amenity and appeal of the streetscape;
  • To encourage economic development in Proserpine;
  • To encourage maintenance improvements of properties; and
  • To promote a sense of place and community.

How does the funding work?

Council’s contribution to each grant will be to up to 50% of the eligible works and will be capped depending on the following factors:

  • For shopfronts up to and including 12 metres long: a maximum Council contribution of $3000 may be granted; or
  • For shopfronts over 12 metres: a maximum Council contribution of $5000 may be granted.
  • In either case no more than $500 can be attributed to landscaping.

Who is Eligible for the grant?

Shops from 1 Main Street to 140 Main Street Proserpine.

What are the requirements?

The eligible works on commercial properties include:

  • Lighting;
  • Redecorating exterior walls;
  • Upgrades to windows and doors;
  • Enhancing entranceways of shops;
  • Awning/canopies;
  • Exterior architectural and/or artistic features;
  • Landscaping (to a maximum of $500);
  • Façade painting and murals;
  • Removal of cladding from presently concealed historic character buildings;
  • Reinstatement of lost elements or fabric to the façade of the building; and
  • Signage; or
  • Any combination of the above.

Further information for the assessment process is available within the Policy.

Is there a deadline for applications?

There is no deadline for applications.

Application Kit

For more information on the Façade Improvement Scheme:

Please contact the Council’s Strategic Planning Branch on 07 4945 0263.

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    67 Herbert Street, Bowen
    Shop 23 Whitsunday Plaza, Cannonvale
    Cnr. Stanley and Conway Streets, Collinsville
    52 Main Street, Proserpine
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