Local Commercial Support Grants
The City of Kwinana recognises that Local Commercial Centres play a vital role in both the local economy and residents’ quality of life. In order to support this crucial sector and provide opportunities for local goods and service providers during this uncertain time, a grant program has been developed to encourage continued investment in the Kwinana Commercial Centres. The grants are for retail businesses (as defined in the policy). The business must meet certain criteria such as have ownership of the premise or a lease for at least 12 months from the time of approval, have all current, or be able to obtain, insurances, permits, and licences for business operation, including being registered by the City of Kwinana and holding an ABN. The grant funds will be allocated on a competitive basis via an Expression of Interest (EOI) process. The grants will take the form of reimbursement (to a maximum of $1,000) for specified types of expenses related to upgrading local businesses. Certain improvements are considered such as removal and replacement of obtrusive security features to make the property more inviting while providing the necessary security; development of websites with e-commerce functions such as sales or booking features or installation of security features such as lighting, CCTV or alarm systems, and other possible renovations.