Public Reserves Management Fund Program

On 15 January 2018, Minister for Lands Paul Toole announced the 2018–19 Public Reserves Management Fund Program (PRMFRP) would open to eligible applicants on 5 February 2018.

The NSW Government will make $17 million available in funding and loans to crown reserve managers for repair and maintenance projects, pest and weed control, new recreational infrastructure or environmental initiatives. The PRMFP applications were open 5 February to Friday 9 March 2018. The funding provided will continue to benefit the community, boost our economy and contribute to the cultural, sporting and recreational life of  NSW.

Who can apply

Managers of any NSW Crown reserve, as well as freehold showgrounds, may be eligible to apply for funding. Third party organisations can also apply for funding, but must obtain a letter of authority from the reserve manager supporting their application.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online through the Crown Reserves Reporting System (CRRS). Ensure that you review the 2018-19 PRMFP guidance documentation below prior to commencing an application (note that guidance documentation has been updated from previous rounds).

Closing date

The 2018-19 PRMFP closed at 5pm, Sunday 11 March 2018.

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 or the PRMFP Offer accept/decline 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 PRMFRP, 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.

2017-18 Funding Program highlights program

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

PRMFP yearly reports

Reports which provide an overview of the program and its achievements each financial year are available as follows.