Facade Enhancement Scheme

Building owners in Hastings are able to apply for funding from Hastings District Council to enhance the façade of their building through the Facade Enhancement Scheme. To be eligible to apply, buildings must be located:

  • In the Hastings city centre, or
  • On key traffic routes, or
  • Within suburban commercial shopping areas

Buildings undergo a transformation with sympathetic paint work and can include the removal of unsightly features and replacing signage. The level of funding relates to the size of the façade, colour scheme and the profile and significance of the building. The average grant is $3500, with a maximum of $7000. 

The Scheme is an opportunity to be a part of the revitalisation of the Hastings Central Business District.

“The whole process was very easy. The heritage colour scheme was designed to match the colour of the Red Cross emblem. We are delighted with the end result – it has lifted the profile of the site and given us a building that we are proud of”-  Paul Hawke, Red Cross Hastings Branch President

The Scheme has been operating since September 1993 and to date over 100 buildings have been enhanced with the scheme’s assistance.


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For more information contact the Enhancement Team on phone +64 6 871 5000 or email council@hdc.govt.nz