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.
Successful applicants for the 2019–20 funding round have been announced by Minister Stokes and Minister Pavey in October 2019. A summary of the funding is available below or download the full list of the 2019-20 successful applicants
In 2019-20, $16.5 million is being invested across the state through the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund on 345 separate projects 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.
|Program area||Number||Value $|
|Local parks & reserves||92||4,983,180|
|Tracks and trails||various||1,127,500|
2020-21 funding round
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 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 29 Jan 2020. The information contained in this web resource is based on knowledge and understanding at the time of writing Jan 2020. 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 2020.
Page link: https://reservemanager.crownland.nsw.gov.au/funding/crif