The Greater Sydney Crown Land Open Space Activation Program is designed to help provide more quality green public space on Crown land across Greater Sydney.
The objectives of the program are to:
- Increase the amount of Crown land used for green and recreational purposes
- Encourage greater integration of green and grey infrastructure
- Enhance community use and experience of Crown land
- Stimulate economic growth and community cohesion in local communities
Round 2 opened on 20 December 2021, with select local councils and Local Aboriginal Land Councils invited to apply. Applications for funding closed at 5.00pm Friday, 18 February 2022.
This latest round follows the allocation in 2021 of more than $2.64 million for 4 pilot projects, including:
- $1.5 million for City of Canada Bay to enhance Howley Park reserve at Five Dock Point for public recreation, swimming and kayaking.
- $600,000 for City of Parramatta to light a shared pathway between Bankwest Stadium and Parramatta CBD to promote its safe night time use.
- $400,000 to Northern Beaches Council to improve a reserve at Cromer, with walking trails, signage, viewing and seating areas and bush regeneration.
- $142,000 for Lane Cove Council to rejuvenate a waterfront reserve at Greenwich with an upgraded walking trail and sandstone steps to improve access to the foreshore.