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Public Reserves Management Fund Program

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Program Overview

The Public Reserves Management Fund Program (PRMFP) provides financial support for the development, maintenance and improvement of public reserves.Grant and loan funding can be applied for through the (PRMFP).

The PRMFP funds a diverse range of activities each year in the following categories:

  • General development, maintenance and protection activities on any eligible Crown reserve.
  • Pest and weed projects on Crown land.

The PRMFP is a self-sustaining program that is supported by income generated from loan interest, leases and licences on Crown land.

Who can apply? 

Managers of any NSW Crown reserve, as well as freehold showgrounds and schools of arts, may be eligible to apply for funding. Third party organisations can also apply for funding, but must obtain a letter of authority from the reserve manager supporting their application.

Funding opportunities

2017-18 Public Reserves Management Fund Program

The 2017-18 Public Reserves Management Fund Program (PRMFP) funding round is now closed.

Applications were accepted from 20 February 2017 to 24 March 2017. No extensions were given.

Applications were accepted online through the Crown Reserves Reporting System.

PRMFP guidance documentation

Please note that guidance documentation has been updated from previous rounds. Please ensure that you review these documents prior to commencing an application.

PRMFP final project report template

PRMFP funded projects must be completed within 12 months of receiving the funding.

Reserve managers are required to submit a final report within 2 months of the project’s completion. Please download the latest report template (PDF, 82.36 KB).

PRMFP yearly reports

Reports which provide an overview of the Program and its achievements each financial year are available as follows.

Contact us

For general enquiries relating to the PRMFP please contact the team on 1300 886 235 (option 7) or  We are here to help.


The PRMFP team appreciates your feedback to improve our program and the services we provide. Please complete a short survey on the 2017-18 PRMFP application process.

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