Business shopfronts in Narrabri Shire’s towns and villages will be able to present a bright new face to customers thanks to a government grant.

Businesses have the opportunity for a shopfront facelift funded by a $350,000 drought assistance package. Narrabri Shire Council has secured the money under the NSW government’s Drought Stimulus Package.

The funding is ‘to support local CBD and business beautification and provide cosmetic improvements to shopfronts within eligible CBD and selected business areas in the Narrabri Shire’, the council said.

A similar, previous facelift funding program opportunity last year was snapped up by business owners.

“The Drought Stimulus Package will provide an opportunity to eligible businesses not already covered under council’s previous beautification program,” mayor Ron Campbell said.

The council has invited businesses to submit their interest to undertake a refurbishment to the facade of their business or commercial building through the project.

“The small improvements the council can offer through this program will have a large ripple effect throughout the shire, providing support to businesses and to the local tradespeople and suppliers engaged to complete the works,” said Cr Campbell.

“The NSW Drought Stimulus Package expenditure is aimed at providing economic stimulus to local businesses and suppliers.

“The projects will provide opportunities to local tradespeople, suppliers, and businesses through work creation.

“This funding will see the $350,000 go directly into the Shire’s economy, with the end result being more vibrant and inviting business areas.  

“Bright and welcoming CBD and business districts across the shire will assist in encouraging customers locally and from abroad to shop in our shire.”

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