Support for Local Business

Liverpool City Council has a number of initiatives to help support local businesses.

For more information contact the City Economy Business Development Team on 02 8711 7603 or email

Welcome to Liverpool is an opportunity for Liverpool City Council to celebrate businesses new to the area within the previous 12 months.

The focus of the event is to:

  • celebrate new ventures;
  • facilitate collaboration and networks between new and existing businesses; and
  • introduce key stakeholders in the Liverpool area and their services.

Local stakeholders in attendance include:

To register for these events send an email to

Council is providing advertising opportunities for local businesses, organisations and neighbouring Councils to feature in the first official annual visitor guide for the LGA. Over 7,000 copies will be distributed throughout NSW.

The guide will be utilised by locals and visitors to discover great things to see, taste and do in the area. The guide will provide the following information:

  • See: attractions around the area for visitors and locals to see, some examples include street art around the CBD, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, natural and historical attractions
  • Taste: focus on the multicultural culinary experiences and fresh produce available throughout the LGA
  • Do: highlight experiences visitors and locals can enjoy in the LGA, including highlighting special events

All interested businesses are to submit an expression of interest to Vi Girgis, Senior Officer City Precinct, at by COB Friday 20 December 2019.

Successful expressions of interest will be contacted in January 2020.

Information for Stallholders can be found on the Expression of Interest page.

Council supports owners and tenants of shops and commercial premises in selected streets with grants of up to $16,00 to upgrade their façade.

The aim of the program is to develop a partnership with city centre businesses to make the city more attractive for visitors and customers.

For more information download the Shopfront Facade Upgrade Program Guidelines and Process and the Shopfront Upgrade Program Application Form.

Liverpool Pop Up Project (6 Month Occupancy)

Council’s Pop Up Project is for start-ups, social enterprises, community groups or artists that are looking to set up a temporary retail shop in the Liverpool CBD.

The aim of this project is to develop vibrant and interesting destinations that attract visitors to the area and encourage greater activation of the CBD.   The shopfront should provide visitors with a memorable retail experience both in terms of the unique products/services on offer and how customers are engaged.

The program is currently on hold until more shopfronts can be sourced. Watch this space for more information or sign up to City Economy’s e-newsletter for any announcements.

  • Student Discounts
  • Partner/Sponsor Events

The Design for Dignity guide is to provide retail business owners, service providers, shopping centre owners and managers, designers, builders and certifiers with an understanding of how to make the shopping experience for people with disability more independent, pleasurable and dignified.

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