$17 Million Crown Land Funding On Offer

Crown Land managers and community groups that use Crown Land on the Central Coast are invited to apply for a share of $17 million in NSW Government funding.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the funding could be used for a range of projects including upgrades, maintenance work, weed and pest control, and bushfire management.

“The NSW Government has provided $364,825 for 11 local Crown Land projects in the past 12 months, with more funding now on offer,” Mr Crouch said.

“Applications will be accepted from reserve managers and users including Central Coast Council, community groups, showgrounds and caravan parks, so I strongly encourage all eligible local organisations to apply.”

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said grants will focus on projects that can deliver social, environmental, cultural and economic benefits.

“Crown reserves play a critical role by protecting the environment and providing green open spaces for parks, ovals, walking, cycling and sports and recreation activities to keep communities healthy and happy,” Mrs Pavey said.

“They also provide affordable and secure land for a wide range of community-focused organisations including surf life saving clubs, scouts and girl guide groups, the RSPCA, PCYCs, the State Emergency Service and others.”

The $17 million Crown Reserves Improvement Fund will focus on projects which contribute to greater energy and water efficiency, contribute to environmentally sustainable practices, support Aboriginal communities and provide greater recognition of Indigenous cultural heritage.

Applications remain open until Friday, 25 June. For more information, go to: https://reservemanager.crownland.nsw.gov.au/funding/crif.