Keeping Up Appearances


Business Signage Incentive

Bizlink actively supports the urban renewal of Hāwera’s Business District and the continued investment in the buildings in that area. Our ‘Business Signage Incentive’ scheme is one way we do this.

The scheme is designed to improve the physical appearance of unkempt commercial buildings (primarily but not exclusively) in the Town Centre, by offering support and financial incentive to building owners and occupiers to invest in the visual appearance and maintenance of their buildings.

What we offer:

  • Bizlink Coordinators time to coordinate the image improvement project (e.g. organising painting, labour, paying bills etc)
  • A dollar for dollar painting incentive grant up to $1,000 (plus GST) per building.
  • Liaison with South Taranaki District Council to investigate the possibility of Council painting incentives for buildings within recognised commercial areas; and Rate Subsidy
  • Image Improvement – funding for painting preparation work

To find out if your business is eligible for our Keeping Up Appearances scheme, contact our office for more information.