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Time to apply for public reserve funding

Member for Bega Andrew Constance is encouraging managers of Crown reserves to apply for funding under the NSW Government’s $15 million Public Reserves Management Fund Program (PRMF).

The funding is available for any activity that supports the maintenance and improvement of Crown reserves.

“Crown reserves include local parks, community halls, regional showgrounds and holiday parks,” Mr Constance said.

“Funding is available to support a wide range of activities which maintain, protect and improve our Crown reserves for the benefit of communities well into the future.

“Over the years, we have seen reserve trusts able to improve their facilities to better meet the needs of their communities and I urge them to keep applying for funds.

Moruya Showground, Riverside Caravan Park, Bemboka Showground, Pambula Wetlands, Cobargo Showground, Bega Show Ground, Old Bega Hospital, Bermagui Flora and Fauna, Candelo Show Ground and Tantawangalo Reserve trusts are a few that have secured funds over the past years for various works.

“Repairs and maintenance, pest and weed control, new recreational infrastructure and environmental initiatives are all included under the PRMF program.”

Minister for Lands and Forestry, Paul Toole, said the Government funded 460 improvement projects across the state through this program in the last round.

“$3.3 million went towards improvements for 58 showgrounds, $4 million was allocated to support improvements to 133 local parks and reserves, and almost $2 million went towards programs to tackle feral pests and weeds.

“The NSW Government is committed to supporting the growth of regional economies and helping communities to protect important public assets.”

Demand for funding is highly competitive – last year more than 800 applications were received.

Applications for the 2017/18 Public Reserves Management Fund Program are open from Monday 20 February and close Friday 24 March 2017.

More information: Media Release


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