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 business@liverpool.nsw.gov.au.

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 business@liverpool.nsw.gov.au.

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

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.

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.

Potential Pop Up concepts could include:

  • Studio or gallery which has artworks for purchase;
  • Hybrid businesses that combine two or more products/services, for example: a book exchange and hand-made artisan products or a tea shop (packaged) and florist;
  • Artist co-op selling a range of products from local artists and engaging customers through sharing the stories of the makers;
  • Made to fit upcycled clothing store.

If you would like to express interest in participating in the Pop Up Project contact Council’s Small Business Officer at business@liverpool.nsw.gov.au.

Download the EOI Liverpool Pop Up - Northumberland Street Arcade -  Shop 8 &11 (6 month occupancy) and the Business Plan Template.

  • 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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