Crown Reserves Improvement Fund

The start of the Crown Land Management Act 2016 means the Public Reserves Management Fund is now known as the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.

The fund continues to support Crown reserve managers by providing funding for repairs and maintenance projects, pest and weed control, new recreational infrastructure or environmental initiatives. The funding provided will continue to benefit the community, boost our economy and contribute to the cultural, sporting and recreational life of NSW.

Closing and outcome announcement

The 2018–19 Public Reserves Management Fund Program (PRMFP) application round has closed. Applicants will be advised of the outcome following the assessment process.

2016–17 PRMFP Yearly Report

The 2016-17 PRMFP Yearly Report is now available. The report demonstrates the financial benefits of the PRMFP and showcases the improvement on Crown reserves through a number of case studies.

Terms and conditions

  • Funded projects must be completed within 12 months of receiving the funding.
  • Crown land managers are required to submit a final report within two months of the project’s completion. Download the latest report template.
  • Acknowledgement of NSW Government funding is a condition of the funding. Refer to the NSW Government funding acknowledgement guidelines for grant recipients to help you determine what kind of acknowledgement is appropriate for your project.

Contact and feedback

The funding team welcomes enquiries.

About the program

The Crown Reserves Improvement Fund provides financial support for the development, maintenance and improvement of public reserves. Grant and loan funding can be applied for annually during the application open period.

A diverse range of activities are funded each year in the following categories:

  • General development, maintenance and protection activities on any eligible reserve
  • Pest and weed projects on Crown land.

The Crown Reserves Improvement Fund is a self-sustaining program that is supported by income generated from loan repayments and interest, leases and licences on Crown land and levies from the operation of coastal Crown caravan parks.

2017–18 program highlights

In 2017–18, through the PRMFP, the government provided funding and loans totalling $14,955,047 for 440 improvements across the state. The funding provided will continue to benefit our community, boost our economy and contribute to the cultural, sporting and recreational life of our region.

Program areaNumber Value $
Local parks & reserves 98 $5,852,211
Showgrounds 38 $2,517,853
Pests & weeds 161 $1,751,640
State parks 6 $1,687,607
DPI - Lands and Forestry 26 $1,093,692
Bushfire 94 $999,982
Tracks & trails various $800,000
School of Arts 10 $167,506
Commons 6 $69,556
Caravan parks 1 $15,000
Total 440 $14,955,047