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Facade Improvement Incentive (FII)

The Facade Improvement Incentive (FII) provides generous grants to assist property owners with improving the street appeal of their unlisted pre-WWII historic character buildings within the CBD and North Adelaide commercial precincts.

Why Facade Improvements?

  • Declutter and refresh the look of your facade
  • Improve the street appeal of your building
  • Reveal a historic facade that has been hidden for many years
  • Help businesses attract customers
  • Enhance the marketability of the local business area
  • Address building code compliance issues

What projects are funded?

  • Removing cladding which conceals historic facades
  • Reinstating lost elements such as verandahs, windows or architectural details
  • Removing paint from previously unpainted stone or brickwork
  • Painting or lighting of facades 
  • Decluttering signage
  • Supplementary building compliance work


  • Open all year-round
  • 75% of building works up to $30,000
  • 100% of professional advice and documentation costs up to $10,000
  • Grants over $30,000 may also be considered by council on merit



For more information contact the Heritage team to discuss possible projects

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Phone: (08) 8203 7185

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