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The Metropolitan Greenspace Program is an annual grants funding program for planning and improvement of regional open space in the greater metropolitan Sydney region.

 

The program focuses on creating a better balance between the needs of communities and the conservation of natural and cultural resources to deliver a high quality of life for residents across Sydney and the Central Coast.

 

The program aligns with our Greater Sydney Region Plan A Metropolis of Three Cities, and the Green Grid strategy. Funding is from the Sydney Region Development Fund, administered by the Office of Strategic Lands.

 

Since 1989-90 the program has allocated over $45 million to more than 620 projects in partnership with local government. The program provides seed funding and on average every $1 from the Department is leveraged to gain the value of $4-$10 for a project.

 

For further details of the program please contact us by using our online form.

 

20 New Grants Announced

A new round of Metropolitan Greenspace Program grants has been offered.

 

Eligible councils have been offered a share of $4 million to prepare a detailed Masterplan for each of the Priority Green Grid Corridors identified in the Greater Sydney District Plans. Each grant will provide the councils $200,000 to assist in the progression of these initiatives.

 

Thirteen councils are to be offered funding, with the number of grants to match the number of Green Grid Priority Corridors within their area.

 

Central Coast Council will also receive a grant to help start masterplanning a Green Grid for the Central Coast.

 

Green Grid Priority Corridors

North District

Priority Corridor

Council

Grant

Eastwood to Macquarie Park Open Space Corridors

Ryde

$200,000

 

South District

Priority Corridor

Council

Grant

Cooks River Open Space Corridor
(Also Eastern City District)

Canterbury-Bankstown

$200,000

Wolli Creek Regional Park and Bardwell Valley Parkland
(Also Eastern City District)

Canterbury-Bankstown

$200,000

Salt Pan Creek Open Space Corridor

Georges River

$200,000

Bankstown to Sydenham Open Space Corridor

Canterbury-Bankstown

$200,000

 

Western City District

Priority Corridor

Council

Grant

Kemps Creek and Kemps Creek Nature Reserve

Penrith

$200,000

Penrith Lakes Parklands

Penrith

$200,000

Ropes Creek

Fairfield

$200,000

Scenic Southern Escarpment

Blue Mountains

$200,000

Blaxland Creek and Bushland Reserve

Penrith

$200,000

Georges River Parklands and Chipping Norton Lakes

Liverpool

$200,000

 

Central City District

Priority Corridor

Council

Grant

Parramatta River Foreshore

Parramatta

$200,000

Duck River Open Space Corridor

Cumberland

$200,000

Prospect Reservoir Water Pipeline Corridor

Cumberland

$200,000

Western Sydney Parklands Extension and Connections

Blacktown

$200,000

 

Eastern City District

Priority Corridor

Council

Grant

Cooks River Open Space Corridor
(Also South District)

Strathfield

$200,000

Wolli Creek Regional Park and Bardwell Valley Parklands
(Also South District)

Bayside

$200,000

Mill Stream and Botany Wetlands Open Space Corridor

Bayside

$200,000

Rockdale Wetlands Open Space Corridor

Bayside

$200,000

 

Central Coast

Priority Corridor

Council

Grant

Central Coast Green Grid

Central Coast

$200,000

 

Page last updated: 18/06/2019