Funding for Public Spaces

Funding applications are open until November 17 for eligible organisations to receive a portion of a $16 million NSW government funding available through the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund (CRIF). The fund aims to maintain and upgrade public reserves.

Duty MLC for Barwon, Stephen Lawrence, says that Crown Lands in the Department of Planning and Environment has opened applications.

“The Crown Reserves Improvement Fund maintains, and upgrades reserves and community facilities on Crown land across NSW,” Mr Lawrence said.

“This year the NSW Government will invest $16 million across the state including $14 million in grants and up to $2 million in loans to benefit Crown land reserves and the community, recreational and tourism facilities on them.

Grant applications are open to Crown land reserve managers including local councils, community groups and licensed users of Crown land as well as all showgrounds and karting clubs.

“The fund will support improvements to community, recreational and tourism facilities on Crown reserves while also supporting local businesses and economies,” says Mr Lawrence.

“It also funds weed and pest control to protect our environment and native plants and animals.”

Minister for Lands and Property, Steve Kamper, said the grants will help ensure local community land continues to prosper into the future.

“Crown reserves support communities by protecting the environment and providing open spaces and facilities for parks, ovals, walking, cycling, camping and other sports and recreation, keeping communities healthy and happy.

For further information and to apply for a grant or loan, visit:


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