Funding is currently available to assist building owners and tenants to undertake a variety of restoration works to upgrade the presentation of building facades in Lithgow, Portland and Wallerawang
The Main St Facade Restoration Program is an initiative of Lithgow City Council that partners with building owners and tenants to provide matching funding of up to a maximum of $2,500 including GST per property for approved works that deliver improvements to the condition and visual appeal of building facades.
“We have a unique range of heritage and contemporary buildings and by assisting building owners and tenants to make them look as attractive as possible we can make our town and village centres more appealing for both residents and tourists,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor Maree Statham.
Over the past several years Council has partnered with a number of building owners and tenants to improve the look of a range of buildings both small and large along Main St Lithgow. Most recently Ms Glenda Anthes owner and operator of Intimate Dreams at 91 Main St Lithgow took advantage of the Council program to reinstate awning columns and complete other facade improvement works.
“I’m really pleased with the new look of the shop front and it was great to be able to reinstate the columns as part of the awning works. I’d love to see more of the original columns and verandas return along Main St buildings so I am fully supportive of the Council program and urge others to take advantage of it,” said Ms Glenda Anthes.
Typical works that can be funded under the program include:
- Maintenance, repair and repainting of the building façade
- Re-instatement of original colour schemes, traditional windows, awnings and decoration
- Non commercial façade or under awning lighting
To find out more information about the Main St Façade Restoration Program and to see if you can become a project partner, follow the link to Councils Economic Development webpage www.business.lithgow.com or contact Councils Economic Development Officer Matt Brewster on phone (02) 63 54 9999.
To encourage and facilitate the provision of appropriate business support services to assist growth is part of Council’s strategy to Strengthen our Economy in the Community Strategic Plan 2025.
Mayor Maree Statham
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259