Public Place Improvement Grant

The Public Place Improvement Grants program encourages groups and individuals to nominate works to improve public land including streetscapes fronting parks and reserves. Projects may seek to activate places by improving the general appearance of an area, public safety, economic development (e.g. attracting business or tourism), environmental management and enhanced functionality.

How to apply

Applications are now closed.

Funding conditions

The maximum grant available is $5000 for up to 50% of the total cost of approved projects.

Applicants are required to match funding in cash and/or or in-kind support (e.g. materials and volunteer hours).

Please note, given the limited amount of funding available, eligible applications may not necessarily be funded or receive the full amount of the grant request. Unsuccessful applicants may reapply in a future funding round.

Please note, while funding is awarded to successful projects our cash contribution (the grant) is retained until the nominated council staff member working with the grant recipient has approved the project scope and sign off on the final design concept, and sighted any necessary approvals.

Eligible project examples

Eligible project examples

  • general landscaping on public land including natural shade, green walls and nature play
    • Green walls are a wall partially or completely covered with greenery. Green walls are also known as living walls or vertical gardens. It can be as simple as growing climbers up the face of the wall, or growing plants in a separate container system that holds soil that is attached to a wall.
    • Nature play spaces are landscaped places that enable children to play, create, learn and socialise. Landscaping includes natural elements (eg logs, sand, water, stones) and the use of native plants that can provide habitat and attract native birds and animals. Nature place spaces should offer a degree of ‘healthy risk’ and should be accessible, inviting and include space for active play.
  • planting of approved vegetation (not lawns) with or without associated irrigation
  • temporary and/or permanent public art, and
    • Public art might include, but is not limited to sculpture, banners, projection art, entry statements, murals, and mosaics
  • street furniture 
  • Street furniture might include, but is not limited to seating, bin surrounds, picnic tables, arbours and shelters.