The Crown Reserves Improvement Fund Program (CRIFP) supports Crown land managers (CLMs) by providing funding for repairs and maintenance projects, pest and weed control, new recreational infrastructure or environmental initiatives. The funding aims to benefit the community, boost our economy and contribute to the cultural, sporting and recreational life of NSW.
The CRIFP provides financial support for the development, maintenance and improvement of Crown reserves. Grant and loan funding can be applied for each year when the applications are open.
A number of different activities are funded each year in the following categories:
The CRIFP 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.
With the commencement of the Crown Land Management Act 2016 on 1 July 2018, the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund replaced the Public Reserves Management Fund.
The 2020-21 CRIFP funding round is scheduled to open in February 2020. Further information and guidance materials for funding applications will be available on this page in early 2020.
The 2019–20 funding round is now closed.
The department is currently assessing the applications and will advise applicants of the outcome.
In 2018–19, through the CRIFP, the government provided funding and loans totalling $20.7 million for 442 improvements across the state. The funding provided will continue to benefit our community, boost our economy and contribute to the cultural, sporting and recreational life of our region.
A breakdown of the funding is outlined in the table below. A list all of successful applicants is also available 2018–19 successful applicants.
|Local parks & reserves||125||$3,790,417|
|NSW Department of Industry||12||$1,093,692|
|Tracks and trails||various||$800,000|
|School of Arts||9||$284,293|
|Travelling stock routes||various||$1,000,000|
The yearly reports demonstrate the financial benefits of the program, while case studies within the report highlight the improvements on Crown reserves.
The 2017–18 CRIFP report
Previous yearly reports:
Please contact the department for funding enquiries
This Crown land manager web resource was printed on 24 Oct 2019. The information contained in this web resource is based on knowledge and understanding at the time of writing Oct 2019. 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 2019.
Page link: https://reservemanager.crownland.nsw.gov.au/funding/crif