Council granted over $20,000 for Shopfront Improvement

Published on 24 March 2021


Council has approved over $20,000 funding for eight local businesses, with an increased subsidy from 50% to 100% under the revised Shopfront Improvement Program, to enhance their street appeal, and beautify the Burwood CBD.

“It’s wonderful to see so many shops have taken on the offer. I am pleased Council has adopted my Mayoral Minute at last night’s meeting to further support our local businesses by waiving the required ‘Works on Council Property’ fees for the recipients,” Mayor Faker said.

“Once complete, this will help improve the attractiveness of the Burwood CBD, stimulate the local economy and provide opportunities to strengthen and sustain local business.”

In 2020/21, the Shopfront Improvement Program was revised to better address COVID-19 impacts on the local business community. Key revisions included a simplified application process and an increased subsidy to 100% (up to a maximum of $3,000) for eligible projects.

The application process closed in December 2020, and following an extensive assessment process, eight local businesses have been awarded funding comprising a total of $20,310.

Successful recipients include the following local businesses (pending successful completion of the proposed works):

  • Young Travel Australia
  • Ice Cube Sweet
  • Wonton Warrior
  • LinkC Trading
  • ZOOM Real Estate
  • Wok n BBQ Chinese Restaurant
  • Ausen Health
  • Sydney Dumpling King