About the Program

The $10 million Park Revitalisation Grants Program is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to create more than 6,500 hectares of parklands and trails across Melbourne. It will fund upgrades to existing local parks and reserves.

Program details

The Program aims to:

  • increase recreation and socialising opportunities for local communities
  • increase the amount of usable open space to meet expected urban population growth over the next 30 years
  • promote the number of park visitors for recreational and social purposes by providing park amenities such as shelters seating, barbeques, playgrounds, shading
  • help increase safety and enhance accessibility for diverse user groups

For more information about the assessment criteria, funding conditions and the application process please refer to the guidelines:

Park Revitalisation Grants Program Guidelines - short form (PDF, 564.5 KB)

Park Revitalisation Grants Program Guidelines - long form (PDF, 3.6 MB)

Funding details

The total Program funding available is $10 million in one funding round, with all projects to be completed by 30 June 2022. Grants of a maximum value of $300,000 per project are available to successful applicants.

Types of upgrades considered

  • seating
  • barbeques
  • toilets
  • facility upgrades
  • demolition of old assets
  • fencing
  • landscaping
  • lighting
  • shading
  • paths
  • clusters of trees and other vegetation
  • water bodies and treatments
  • playgrounds/playscapes

Funding is now closed

The Program was open to all councils in metropolitan Melbourne.

Applications for eligible councils to submit project nominations for the Parks Revitalisation Grants Program funding under the Local Parks Program closed at 5pm on Wednesday 9 September 2020.

Key dates

Key deliverable Date
Applications open 1 July 2020
Applications close 5pm on Wednesday 9 September 2020
Applications reviewed and applicants notified September 2020-January 2021
Projects commence February 2020 onwards
Projects completed and acquittal reports submitted All projects are to be completed by June 2022