Crown Lands is seeking information from non-council Crown land managers regarding any use of imported mulch on the Crown reserves they manage.
The Crown Reserves Improvement Fund (CRIF) supports Crown land managers (CLMs) by providing funding for repairs, maintenance and improvements on Crown reserves. The funding aims to benefit the community, boost our economy and contribute to the cultural, sporting and recreational life of NSW.
The CRIF is a self-sustaining program that is supported by income generated from loan repayments and interest, leases and licences on Crown land, and levies from the operation of coastal Crown caravan parks.
The FY2023/24 CRIF funding round is closed for assessment.
Announcements of successful applicants is expected in May 2024.
|Monday 16 October 2023
|Applications open 9.00am.
|Friday 17 November 2023
|Applications close 5.00pm sharp.
|November 2023 to April 2024
|Eligibility, assessment and approval process.
|Announcement of successful projects.
|May 2024-June 2024
|Outcome advice sent out along with funding deeds, grant
acceptances and payment processing.
The CRIF funding process is very competitive. The total funding of project applications normally exceeds available funding by four to five times. This 2023-24 funding round will offer around $16m to the highest priority projects in grants ($14m) and loans ($2m).
Priority is given to those applications that best address the assessment criteria and meet all eligibility criteria as detailed in the CRIF guidelines.
Crown land managers of any NSW Crown reserve are eligible to apply to the CRIF. If you are not the authorised Crown land manager you must provide a signed written authorisation from the Crown land manager to apply and if applying for multiple reserves, every land manager must give approval.
All successful Crown land managers and unsuccessful applicants have now been advised.
The CRIF 2022-23 offered funding for 267 projects totalling $17.947m to maintain and upgrade facilities and reserves on government-owned land. The funding provided will continue to benefit our community, boost our economy and contribute to the cultural, sporting and recreational life of our region.
CRIF 2022 - 23 Approved Project Offerings Summary
Number of Projects
Project Values $s
Local Parks & Reserves
Further detail of executed agreements as at 1 March 2023 can be found in the attached file CRIF FY2022-23 Outcomes as of 19 Jun 2023 (Excel spreadsheet).
The department is aware that the current environment of global material shortages and price increases are having an impact on some Crown land manager's ability to complete CRIF projects.
Depending upon the size and nature of your CRIF project, here are some options for you to consider in order to progress your project:
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This Crown land manager web resource was printed on 29 Feb 2024. The information contained in this web resource is based on knowledge and understanding at the time of writing Feb 2024. However, because of advances in knowledge, users are reminded of the need to ensure that the information upon which they rely is up to date and to check the currency of the information by referring to the website (www.reservemanager.nsw.gov.au).
© State of New South Wales through Department of Planning, Industry & Environment 2024.
Page link: https://reservemanager.crownland.nsw.gov.au/funding/crif