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Open Space and Public Realm Investment

Quality public space is essential to healthy, liveable communities. Providing quality public open spaces which can provide a range of activities; and support safe, healthy, connected communities is becoming increasingly important.

The Planning and Development Fund allows the Government to adopt a State-wide approach to strategically implement open space and public realm projects in an objective manner through direct investment in State Government projects, co-investment opportunities and two grant programs for local government (Open Space and Places for People).

Open Space and Places for People Grant Program

The State Government is partnering with local councils to support the purchase, planning and enhancement of public spaces throughout South Australia.

The Minister for Planning approved 31 grants for the 2018/19 grant round, totalling $13.29 million. These grants will support a range of local government projects, including the revitalisation of reserves, redevelopment of main street and town centre precincts, and development of safe shared use trails for local communities.

Further information


Nov 2018

Open Space and Places for People grant round opens
8 Feb 2019 Open Space and Places for People grant funding round closes.
Feb 2019 – Mar 2019 Grant application assessment
Apr 2019 onwards Successful grant applications announced


Mei-Lin Schwarz

Tel: 7109 7179

Matthew Lang

Tel: 7109 7090


Page last modified Thursday, 17 October 2019