Applications for funding of crown reserves development plan open

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Crown land across NSW is set to be improved, after the NSW Government reserved $17 million to upgrade and maintain facilities across the state.

Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson said Crown land plays a significant role within NSW communities and the government is committed to providing the best facilities possible.

“The Crown Reserves Improvement Fund will support upgrades to facilities used by organisations that are at the heart of our communities, like surf lifesaving clubs, showgrounds, scouts and girl guide groups, pony clubs and PCYC,” Mr Anderson said.

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“These grants will help communities as they get back on their feet, by funding improvements to community, recreational and tourism facilities on Crown reserves, while also supporting local businesses and economies within our great regions.

“Grant applications are open to Crown land reserve managers including local councils, community groups who use Crown land and all showgrounds, so I strongly encourage eligible local organisations to apply.”

Last year’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund provided $15.233 million in grants for 257 projects across NSW that benefited local communities.

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Eligible applicants include community groups who use Crown land, and all showgrounds including those on freehold land, for projects that can deliver social, cultural, environmental or economic benefits.

Applications for this year’s NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund are open from now until 3 June 2022.