Community Facilities
  • Last updated:
  • 15 Jun 2020

This category supports infrastructure projects that involve the development, maintenance or improvement of buildings or land that contribute to providing a safe, accessible and inclusive community facility. Museums and Heritage buildings should apply under the Cultural Heritage category.

This category supports facilities that contribute to the development of one or more of the following:

  • a positive sense of community
  • a creative and artistic region
  • healthy communities and active lifestyles
  • safe communities.

Priorities (applicants must address all)

  • Provide well maintained and accessible community facilities which enable opportunities for social interaction.
  • Adhere to the principles of access and equity.
  • Address issues of risk management or compliance with Australian standards.
  • Have a current maintenance schedule.

In relation to applications for nature-based recreation infrastructure projects only, applicants must discuss the project with council's Recreation Trails Activation Officer prior to submission. 

Note: Organisations with formal council tenure are required to complete any works required under their leasing arrangements prior to being funded for other projects.

Examples of projects:

  • Renovations
  • Erection of sheds or fences
  • Creating or upgrading a sports playing surface
  • Installation of irrigation or drainage systems
  • Permanent facility signage
  • Permanent structures
  • Community gardens
  • Solar power panels
  • Water tanks.

Example Budget

Project: Facility Upgrade

Total project cost: $73,600

Council grant request: $18,000 

Income (Sample Only) $ Expenditure (Sample Only) $
Council grant 18,000 Electrical services 6,000
State government grant 36,000 Building contractor 35,000
Own funds 9,000 Plumbing 8,000
Sponsorship 5,000 Building materials 12,200
Donation 2,000 Carpentry labour 5,000
Discount from suppliers 1,200 Plastering 5,000
Volunteer labour (80 hours @ $30)  2,400 In-kind labour 2,400
Total $73,600 Total $73,600


Some relevant corporate documents include: