Retail Business Support

Council's Economic Development team is here to help you with your retail store. We can offer you assistance with starting and developing your retail store.

For more information, please contact our Economic Development team by calling 9205 2200 or emailing

Hume City Shopfront Improvement Grant Program

Hume City Council is keen to support local retail and hospitality businesses to create fresh facades for their shopfronts.

The Shopfront Improvement Program offers grants of up to $5000 (plus GST) to improve the presentation of shopfronts, which will add to the overall streetscape, visual appeal and help to drive foot trade.

The shopfront must be in a shopping strip in Hume and not located inside of a shopping centre.

Some examples of what may be funded under this project include:

  • improved accessibility – installing automatic doors and installing a wheelchair ramp
  • awning and canopies
  • planter boxes
  • lighting
  • new signage or replacing old signage (in accordance with relevant regulatory requirements)
  • painting the facade of the shop
  • redecorating exterior shopfront walls
  • upgrades to windows and doors
  • window decals.

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Applications can be made by owners of retail and hospitality businesses.

Please read the 2024/25 Hume City Shopfront Improvement Grant Program Information Booklet(PDF, 312KB)(PDF, 312KB) before starting your application.

Please note you do not need to attend a workshop to apply for a Shopfront Improvement grant.

In Hume we have a diverse mix of shopping centres, from the major retail centres of Broadmeadows, Craigieburn, Gladstone Park, Roxburgh Park and Sunbury to the large number of neighbourhood centres meeting the daily needs of residents.

We are committed to growing these centres by actively supporting the development of trader associations and providing a program of seminars and workshops to further develop the skills of the retailers.


  • Broadmeadows Central, on the corner of Pascoe Vale Road and Tanderrum Way, Broadmeadows is a sub-regional Centre
  • Olsen Place, intersection of Widford Street and Freda Street, Broadmeadows
  • Central Grove, turn at Camp Road and Central Grove, Broadmeadows
  • Emu Parade, intersection of Bramburgh Street and Emu Parade, Jacana
  • Railway Crescent, intersection of Oxley Crescent and Railway Crescent, Broadmeadows


  • Barry Road, intersection of Dunstan Parade and Barry Road, Campbellfield
  • Campbellfield Plaza, intersection of Mahoneys Road and Sydney Road, Campbellfield
  • Mahoneys Plaza, close to the intersection of Sydney Road and Mahoneys Road, Campbellfield
  • King Street, corner of Barry Road and King Street, Campbellfield
  • Sydney Road, big box retailing on Sydney Road, between Mahoneys Road and Somerton Road, Campbellfield


  • Craigieburn Central, 340 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn
  • Craigieburn Plaza, corner of Hamilton Road and Craigieburn Road (West), Craigieburn
  • Bank Street, between Wattleglen Street and Medway Drive, Craigieburn
  • Hothlyn Drive, Hothlyn Drive, Craigieburn
  • Kingswood, intersection of Hamilton Street and Kingswood Drive, Craigieburn
  • Pine Way, corner Riversdale Street and Pine Way, Craigieburn


  • Dallas Shopping Centre, on the corner of Blair Street and Phillip Street, Dallas

Gladstone Park


Meadow Heights

  • Centro Meadow Heights, Paringa Boulevard, off Pascoe Vale Road, Meadow Heights

Roxburgh Park

  • Roxburgh Village, situated on the corner of Pascoe Vale and Somerton Roads, Roxburgh Park
  • Roxburgh Park Homestead Centre, intersection of Donald Cameron Drive and Roxburgh Park Drive, Roxburgh Park
  • Roxburgh Plaza, Somerton Road, Coolaroo
  • Roxburgh Park Lifestyle, corner Reservoir Drive and Pascoe Vale Road, Coolaroo
  • Somerton Palms Business Centre, corner Mills Road and Somerton Drive, Coolaroo


Sunbury Town Centre CBD

The retail focus or ‘core’ of the Sunbury CBD fronts Evans and Brook Streets and O’Shanassy Street between Station and Brook Streets.

Sunbury Town Centre is the primary retail and commercial centre in the Sunbury region. It includes a mix of convenience stories, retail outlets and high-end brands.


  • Tullamarine Shopping Centre, at the intersection of Mickleham Road and Melrose Drive, Tullamarine
  • Carrick Drive, turn at Melrose Drive and Carrick Drive, Tullamarine
  • Dawson Street, intersection of Dawson Street and Christopher Crescent, Tullamarine
  • Shopping Plaza, Melbourne Airport, Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine


  • Westmeadows Village Shopping Centre, Fawkner Street, between Mickleham Road and Ardlie Drive, Westmeadows

We have developed an outdoor dining guide to assist you to obtain an outdoor dining permit, and provide tips on safety, accessibility and amenity. The guide will assist you to plan your outdoor seating area so that it bursts with character and, more importantly, draws people to your business and enhances your customers dining experience.

Download our Outdoor Dining Guide(PDF, 2MB)

View our series of ten short videos that will take you through some simple steps to improve your store presentation with only a small amount of time and effort.

Topics include:

Your Annual Check-Up

Visual Merchandising Hand Book

Download the Visual Merchandising Hand Book(PDF, 6MB).

We would like to thank the following businesses for their participation in this project;
Miss Aroura, Mayflower Cakes, Westmeadows Bakery, Floral Creations, Devines, Nikkis Boutique, Al Dente, Kids, Threads & TrendsPeopleHappy Olive Tree, Vic's Food & Wine, Geyers Newsagency, Roquette Bar & Grill, Ireland Florist, Manchester Collection, Body & Balance, Watch Works, Dusk - Broadmeadows, Novo Shoes, Essential Beauty House and Party, BonBons Bakery, Secondhand Mobile Phones, Seyidoglu, Zoes Kitchen, Nuts, Coffee & More, My Home.