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Environmental Projects Fund grants are only open to 355C Committees of Council for projects with environmental benefit on public land. Projects must be discussed with the relevant area's parks coordinator and can include:

  • planting native locally endemic species;
  • bush regeneration;
  • erosion control;
  • pathways (only when it is mitigating an environmental hazard);
  • fencing (to protect natural bushland areas);
  • educational signage

Projects that will not be funded:

  • projects with a primarily aesthetic focus;
  • seating;
  • pathways through mown areas;
  • park facilities; and
  • planting of hybrids or exotics not native to the Port Stephens area.

Individual projects can apply for up to $2,000. Committees may apply for up to two individual projects. These must be on distinct and separate sites.

All previous projects funded through the Environmental Projects Fund are required to be acquitted by the applicant before any new applications will be considered.

Before you start, make sure you download and read:

For assistance on how to best meet application guidelines, view the Example Application Form and/or contact:

Natural Resources
Phone: (02) 4988 0288
Email: pscgrants@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

NB: All previous years' successful grant recipients are required to acquit funding before any new applications will be considered. Please refer to section 9 of the guidelines for further details on acquittal requirements or contact the relevant Council officer.

How to Apply

Download and read the relevant grant guidelines for your application.

Note: Elected council members, council staff and their immediate family (parent, spouse, partner or children) are ineligible to apply for funds.

Complete the online Application Form using the Council Grant Program Application Help Sheet as a guide.

Note: For the application to be valid, the electronic form must be completed. The hard copies (pdf) are available for reference use only.

Upload all your attachments in your application or submit to pscgrants@portstephens.nsw.gov.au.

Please refer to the grant guidelines for the grant you are applying for, to find the attachments required eg: Public Liability Insurance, Before photo's, site maps etc.

Note: When forwarding your Certificate of Currency, it is essential you reference your applicable grant program, the project title and the organisation you represent.

You will receive a receipt of acknowledgement of your application once you have submitted it. If you have not received notification of your application, it is your responsibility to contact the appropriate officer to ensure your application has been received. Their contact details can be found in the information for each grant program.

If you require any addition information or wish to seek clarification on the eligibility of your project, please contact the responsible officer at pscgrants@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or by phone on (02) 4988 0255.

All previous successful grants are required to be acquitted before any new applications will be considered. Please review the relevant grant guidelines or contact the responsible officer for acquittal requirements.

Previously Funded Projects

  • $700 - Corlette Parks Reserves and Landcare Group for groundcover planting to contain foreshore erosion at Roy Wood Reserve, west of Conroy Park & west Bagnalls Beach Reserve
  • $770 - Shoal Bay Beach Preservation Committee for the restoration of Shoal Bay town beach dune
  • $1000 - Mallabula Parks and Reserves to control the spread of Buffalo grass in Rookes Point
  • $1210.50 - Shoal Bay Beach Preservation Committee to storm-proof the beach and dunes through targeted re-vegetation
  • $1300 - Corlette Parks Reserves and Landcare Group for Wildlife corridor - Kingfisher to Lorikeet Reserve - Stage 8 National Tree Day 2016
  • $2000 - Karuah Tidy Towns Parks Reserves Wetlands Committee for the Karuah Wildlife Corridor Botanical Walk
  • $2000 - Lemon Tree Passage Parks, Reserves and Tidy Towns to preserve the bush in Nyrang Reserve, Lemon Tree Passage
  • $2000 - Tanilba Bay Parks, Reserves & Hall Committee for planting on the Tanilba Sailing Club dune in order to preserve wildlife
  • $2000 - Tilligerry Landcare Group for planting to improve and replace the introduced pine and recreate koala habitat behind the Mallabula Sports ovals
  • $1110 - Shoal Bay Beach Preservation Committee for pedestrian access ways to Shoal Bay Beach
  • $1680 - Raymond Terrace Parks, Reserves And Tidy Towns Committee for the removal of noxious trees at Boomerang Park
  • $2000 - Anna Bay/Birubi Point Reserves, Hall and Landcare Group for the rehabilitation of the entry to Anna Bay
  • $2000 - Corlette Parks Reserves and Landcare Group for Stage 9 – Wildlife Corridor – Kingfisher to Lorikeet - Small Bird Habitat - Extension – Ketch Close Bridge and Infill Plantings
  • $2000 - Corlette Parks Reserves and Landcare Group for the Corlette Foreshore Reserves – erosion control and planting
  • $2000 - Lemon Tree Passage Parks, Reserves and Tidy Towns Committee for Reviving Rudd Reserve (Stage 1)
  • $2000 - Nelson Bay West Parkcare Committee for Green shade cloth fencing along Bagnall Beach east reserve
  • $2000 - Tilligerry Landcare Group for Restoring Biodiversity to The Hub area on Tilligerry Habitat
  • $2000 - Tilligerry Landcare Group for Tilligerry Peninsula Community Bush Regeneration Project
  • $2000 - Tanilba Bay Parks, Reserves And Hall Committee for Tilligerry Wildlife Corridors and koala habitat at Sunset Park and RAF Park, Tanilba Bay