$17 million available for Public Reserves

Media release | 15 January 2018

Minister for Lands Paul Toole has announced $17 million will be available in the next round of the NSW Government’s Public Reserves Management Fund program.

Mr Toole said the program supports a wide range of activities that help maintain, protect and improve Crown reserves.

“I encourage all Crown reserve managers to apply for a share of $17 million for any repairs and maintenance projects, pest and weed control, new recreational infrastructure or environmental initiatives,” Mr Toole said

“Crown reserves include local parks, community halls, regional showgrounds and holiday parks, which are all vital to the social, cultural, sporting, economic and recreational life of communities across NSW.”

Mr Toole said the NSW Government funded 440 projects under the last round of the program. During that round, $2.5 million went towards improvements for 38 showgrounds, $5.85 million was for 98 local parks and reserves projects, and programs to tackle feral pests and weeds received almost $1.75 million.

“The NSW Government is supporting the growth of regional economies and helping communities preserve their natural environment, and protect our important public assets,” MrToole said.

“We’re looking for projects across the state that will deliver a real benefit to local communities.”

Applications for the 2018/19 Public Reserves Management Fund Program will open Monday 5 February and close Friday 9 March 2018.

Information on how to apply will be available on the Department of Industry - Lands website at www.crownland.nsw.gov.au