A number of heritage building fronts in Maling Road, Canterbury have been refreshed as part of the Maling Road Place Plan. Council supported commercial property owners and occupiers on Maling Road to complete the refresh works through the Heritage Façade Maintenance Grants Program.

Examples of the completed works include:

  • pressure washing, repairing render and repainting exterior surfaces
  • cleaning and repairing tile work
  • restoring and repointing brickwork
  • repairing pressed metal ceilings and repainting verandahs
  • replacing guttering and awnings.

These works have helped to uplift and improve the appearance of the street, while highlighting the unique architectural character and heritage of the shopping village. A local Maling Road trader said:

“[the works have] improved the ambience of the area around my property and enhanced the aesthetics of the street.”

Maling Road’s iconic buildings speak strongly to the shopping precinct’s long history, with the first landmark structure completed in 1889 in classic boom-era style. 

Whether you’re an architecture buff with an interest in Victorian, Edwardian and inter-war buildings, or a member of the local community who told us you wanted to see Maling Road’s heritage preserved and its street appeal improved, we encourage you to visit and take a fresh look around (and up!).

Keep updated with the latest news by visiting Maling Road placemaking project.