Newcastle City Council have just announced funding for businesses in Beresfield and Carrington to apply for Grants of up to $4,000. These are up for grabs by property and business owners to complement the local centre works currently underway in both suburbs and follows from similar schemes in other areas.
"Our local centres are the heart of our community and we want to make sure these are vibrant places to live, work and play," said Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes.
"We are overhauling the streets and footpaths, planting trees and gardens and installing new street furniture. Now we want the business community to think about their shop fronts and implement quick, low-cost projects that are really going to boost the commercial appeal of our local centres.
"Sometimes just a little bit of paint is all a business needs to freshen its look, and when several businesses follow suit it creates a trendy vibe that draws customers to the whole area."
Applications are open until 5pm Tuesday 2 October 2018. Download the application form or find out more on Council's website.