January 24 - 30, 2021: Issue 480


Crown Reserves Improvement Fund Allocations for 2021 Focuses on Weed removal, Walking Trail upgrade, Queenscliff surf club and Manly Cemetery 

A J Guesdon photo - Winter, 2020

The NSW Government will provide a record $51.7 million from its Crown Reserves Improvement Fund (CRIF) to maintain and upgrade Crown reserves and community facilities across the State.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey announced on Thursday January 21, 2021 this week that this year’s fund has received a $40 million stimulus boost to support communities impacted by bushfires and COVID with infrastructure  improvements to support jobs and local economies.

“Last year the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund supported about 345 projects across NSW and this year’s stimulus boost will more than double the number of projects to 705,” Mrs Pavey said.

“The Crown Reserves Improvement Fund will support projects right across NSW which will contribute to the cultural, sporting and recreational life of hundreds of communities.

“It will support residents with quality open recreational space by maintaining and improving reserves and supporting bushfire, noxious weed and pest control to keep Crown land safe and functional and to protect the environment.”

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said CRIF projects include improvements to nature reserves, public halls, surf life-saving facilities, Scout and Girl Guide halls, showgrounds, caravan parks, amenities blocks, PCYC clubs, racecourses, playground equipment and more.

“Crown land is for the people of NSW to use and enjoy, and to support organisations at the heart of our communities,” Mr Stokes said.

“Across the State, Crown land provides space for local parks and nature reserves and a home for community organisations like showgrounds, surf life-saving clubs, Scouts, Girl Guides, RSPCA, PCYC, Rural Fire Service and SES groups.

“This record $51.7 million investment will protect and enhance Crown land while stimulating local economies with work for tradespeople.”

That allocated to Council is:

  • Governor Phillip Park Local Parks & Reserves: Control of bitou bush and asparagus fern with dunes near Governor Phillip Park - $28,942 
  • Griffith Park Local Parks & Reserves: Control of weeds in Griffith Park - $24,973 
  • Harbord Lagoon & Reserve: Control and removal of widespread invasive weeds on the Harbord Lagoon & Reserve - $24,988 
  • Manly Cemetery: Construction of four new memorial walls and upgrade to seating at the Manly Cemetery - $201,403 
  • Manly Warringah War Memorial Park: Upgrade of walking trails in the Manly Warringah War Memorial State Park - $124,873 
  • Upgrade of Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club (in Merrett Park) - $164,500 
  • Wakehurst Parkway: Control of priority weeds on Middle Creek Reserve - $24,000

For more information visit: https://reservemanager.crownland.nsw.gov.au/funding/crif