The Shire of Narrogin is calling on the CBD community to apply for Building Facades Colour Palette Project Fund assistance to preserve the character and charm of the town centre. Eligible property owners and developers can submit applications of up to $2500 to be matched by the Shire at any time throughout the year. Shire president Leigh Ballard hopes the community get involved. “The CBD Building Facades Colour Palette Project Fund, initiated by the Shire of Narrogin, aims to enhance the visual appeal of our central business precinct,” he said. “By providing financial assistance for building facade painting, we encourage property owners and developers to actively contribute to creating a vibrant, welcoming, and attractive townscape.” Fund assistance covers external paintwork, heritage consultant fees and paint and labour and paint work must be in line with the Shire of Narrogin Town Centre Colour Palette and Sign Guide Policy. Applicable to an area bounded by Clayton Road, Federal Street, Fairway Street, Park Street and Earl Street, the policy requires applicants to paint buildings in colours consistent with their original scheme. Where it is not possible to determine a building’s original colour scheme, applicants must follow the Shire’s Colour Palette Guide. The guide helps applicants identify styles of architecture and provides information on how to approach painting facades, including external doors, shopfronts and window frames. It also features a range of era-appropriate colour options that allow for individual expression while maintaining the historic CBD’s sense of place. “This initiative aligns with our vision for a lively and aesthetically pleasing CBD ultimately benefiting the entire community,” Cr Ballard said. Further information on the fund, colour palettes and signage guides are available on the Shire of Narrogin website.