Don’t miss out on fantastic grant opportunities

Published: 15 Sep 2023

If you have a business ready for an external refresh or an idea for a community activation, then now is the time to connect with council.

Council has two grant opportunities currently open for application, which are due to close on September 30.

The Facade Improvement Grant gives businesses the chance to breathe new life into their building facades, enhancing the vibrancy of the region’s business districts.

The grant covers improvement projects such as painting of facades and exterior walls, restoration of historic buildings, installation of new signage, renovation of entranceways and doors and installation of external awnings, lighting and street-visible windows.

The Activate My Place! (AMP!) Placemaking Grant is about transforming public spaces and bringing communities together, whether it is an art installation, or event celebrating togetherness and cultural heritage.

Council’s Economic Development team are excited to work with residents and businesses to identify projects that will breathe new life into every corner of our region.

To be eligible for a grant, applicants must meet specific criteria outlined in the guidelines, which can be found online at

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity.

For more information or assistance in applying, contact the Economic Development team on 1300 MACKAY (622 529) or email

MBH Meeting Place

The Mackay Base Hospital received an Activate My Place! (AMP!) Placemaking Grant in 2022
to build this Indigenous meeting place and community garden, including a mural by
Indigenous artist Dylan Mooney.