Open Space Grant Program

The Planning and Development Fund is an offset scheme that provides grants to improve access to public open spaces and places.

Access to quality public open space is becoming increasingly important to ensure South Australia remains liveable, healthy and sustainable, particularly in the context of increasing residential infill in existing neighbourhoods. Councils are encouraged to apply for grants, to assist with the purchase and enhancement of public open space, accessible to the community.

The purpose of the Grant Program is to support and enhance the state’s liveability and sustainability. The Grant Program supports projects that:

  • facilitate the integrated delivery of quality public open space particularly in areas of growth and renewal
  • provide a diverse range of high-quality public open spaces that offer a range of active and passive uses
  • improve the way our places function, making them more sustainable, more accessible, safer and healthier
  • promote urban greening and climate change resilience
  • create an interconnected network of high-quality green spaces that join destinations, public transport and growth areas

Further information about the Grant Program, including the guidelines and frequently asked questions can be found on PlanSA.

To speak with a member of the Open Space Team please contact:


Phone: 8402 1852