Residential subdivision applications over a certain number of lots are required to provide a contribution of 10% of the land for Public Open Space.
In some instances this allocation of space may not be functional and usable, and in turn, the State and Local government will seek from the developer a cash-in-lieu payment. That is, cash paid in lieu of land provided.
This cash-in-lieu is paid into a specific Local Government trust, and these funds must be spent on Public Open Spaces within the locality in which the funds were obtained.
There is set criteria, that these funds can be spent on. Nature never closes, we want to embrace the natural benefits of public parks and green spaces for our current and future communities.
For the cash-in-lieu funds to be approved for use, the local government will engage with the community and submit a request to the Minister for Planning, which in turn, must be approved before any investment or development can proceed.
Find out more via https://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/policy-and-legislation/state-planning-framework/position-statements/position-statement-expenditure-of-cash-in-lieu-of-
The Black Spot Program part of the Local and State Government Road Safety Package. In addition, the Australian Government contributes funding each year. Black Spot projects target those road locations where crashes are occurring.
Nominations for Black Spot locations are invited from state and territory governments, local councils, community groups and associations, road user groups, industry and individuals. This program contributes in reducing the national road toll under the National Road Safety Strategy.
Find out more about the Black Spot Program via https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/black_spot/
The loss of urban green space and native vegetation is a very important issue for WA Local Government. WA Local Governments have been playing a leading role to address this issue with many developing and implementing
urban forest and/or greening strategies, adopting significant tree registers and tree bonds and making amendments to Local Planning Schemes.
To support WA Local Government efforts to maintain their urban tree canopy, the State Government
launched the Urban Canopy Grant Program through Water Corporation. The Urban Canopy Grant Program supports existing tree canopy targets and greening initiatives already underway in WA local governments and is part of the McGowan Government's
Waterwise Perth Action Plan (WPAP).
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Lotterywest provide grant opportunities under its Community Investment Framework. They support eligible organisations which can demonstrate meeting some of their key priority areas to help benefit the WA community.
Find out more about Lotterywest grants and opportunities to apply via https://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/grants
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.