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Shop Front Improvement Program

For immediate release

17 September 2020


Strathfield Council has launched a pilot Shop Front Improvement Program which seeks to improve the visual appearance of local business shop fronts located in Homebush West.

Shopfronts play a key role in the overall appearance of commercial areas, with aesthetically pleasing of shopfronts directly linked with customer sensory enjoyment.

The program aims to assist local shop owners and businesses by providing a subsidy towards the redesign costs of their shopfronts to improve their quality of design consistent with Council’s planning controls and published design guidelines.

Outcomes of the program include, but not limited to;

  • Removal of security shutter doors and replacement with metal screens,
  • Removal of graffiti,
  • Replace missing tiles,
  • Repainting,
  • Removal of old adhesives – glue/ tape, and the
  • Removal of excessive advertisement.

Retail businesses located within the Homebush West shopping district are invited to register their interest by contacting Council’s Environmental Health Officers via email on or calling 02 9748 9999.

During September, Council will be identifying which businesses would aesthetically benefit from this program. Grants of up $1,000 per shop are available to selected businesses.

The program may be extended to additional businesses within the Homebush West shopping district in the future.

For more information, please email



For media enquiries, please contact:

Naomi Searle

Strathfield Council

9748 9992