Public Reserves Management Fund Program

On 15 January 2018, Minister for Lands Paul Toole announced the NSW Government making $17 million available in funding through the 2018–19 Public Reserves Management Fund Program (PRMFP).

The PRMFP supports 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 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

  • PRMFP funded projects must be completed within 12 months of receiving the funding.
  • Reserve 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 PRMFP team welcomes enquiries.

We would also appreciate your feedback to help improve our program and the services we provide. To provide your feedback, complete a short survey on the 2018–19 PRMFP application process.

About the program

The PRMFP provides financial support for the development, maintenance and improvement of public reserves. Grant and loan funding can be applied for through the PRMFP.

The PRMFP funds a diverse range of activities each year in the following categories:

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

The PRMFP is a self-sustaining program that is supported by income generated from loan interest, leases and licences on Crown land

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 areaNumberValue $
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