Commercial building owners encouraged to apply for Main Street Upgrade

Photo of Monaro Street with trees in autumn

Council is inviting owners of commercial buildings in the Queanbeyan CBD and on the main streets in Bungendore and Braidwood to apply for the Main Street Upgrade Fund.

“This is a new fund that encourages the owners of commercial buildings on our main streets to invest in the refurbishment of their buildings,” Mayor Cr Tim Overall said.

“The type of work that might be funded includes exterior painting and shop front refurbishment, the repair and replacement or the reinstatement of building facades, and the removal of external signs.

“Council is investing $150,000 in the fund, with building owners able to apply for a $5,000 grant to be matched on a 1:1 basis. For those applications where the applicant is looking to invest more than $20,000 in their share, a maximum of $10,000 may be available.”

The fund will be complementary to the upgrade of Monaro Street and the Monaro Lanes project in Queanbeyan, as well as encouraging investment in heritage tourism for Braidwood, and continued improvements to the Bungendore village.

Licenced hotels and clubs are excluded from the fund.

A list of eligibility requirements and further examples of project types that will be considered can be found in the fund guidelines available on our website. Applications are open until Friday 29 October 2021 and can be made at www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/grants

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