About the Fund
The State Government is committed to urban greening and climate change resilience by supporting projects which improve the way our public spaces function, making them more sustainable, more accessible, safer and healthier.
The Planning and Development Fund allows the Government to adopt a state-wide approach to strategically implement open space and public realm projects through direct investment in State Government projects, co-investment opportunities and via two grant programs for local government (Open Space and Places for People).
Open Space and Places for People
The Marshall Government has implemented a $350 million stimulus package aimed at safeguarding South Australia’s economy and to protect local jobs from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and our recent devastating bushfire season.
$65.5 million worth of funding for local community projects has been announced as part of the State Government’s Open Spaces and Places for People Grants.
In March the State Government doubled the annual Planning and Development Fund to $50 million, when matched with 50:50 local government contribution, with a focus on projects that were considered to be ‘shovel ready’.
During the application process a total of 160 applications were submitted, seeking approximately $116 million in funding – tripling the amount of applications and funding requested from the previous year.
In May 2020, successful grant applications were announced for 2020-21.
A total of 37 community projects have successfully secured funding across 27 different council areas:
- 24 in metropolitan Adelaide
- 13 in regional South Australia.
|Metropolitan Adelaide||Regional South Australia|
|Charles Sturt||Kangaroo Island|
|Holdfast Bay||Karoonda East Murray|
|Mount Barker||Murray Bridge|
|Port Adelaide Enfield||Victor Harbor|
|Tea Tree Gully|