Green Precincts Fund

​The Green Precincts Fund was an Australian Government initiative to prepare Australia for a future with less water, and to encourage local communities to better manage their water and energy use for current and future generations.

The Green Precincts Fund's objectives were to support project initiatives that encourage water and energy savings measures at the community level, including:

  • raising community awareness about water and energy savings
  • encouraging the take-up of water and energy saving measures
  • delivering direct environmental benefits at project sites through water and energy efficiency measures
  • demonstrating innovation in design and use of water and energy efficiency technology.

Green Precinct Fund projects

Thirteen projects throughout Australia were awarded funding; twelve to complete demonstration sites that encouraged the take-up of water and energy saving measures through community engagement, and one project received funding to undertake a scoping study.

The projects will save an estimated 133 ML of water and 8,810,739 kilowatt-hours of energy a year, helping to reduce the burden on potable water supplies, reduce energy use, and annual greenhouse gas emissions.

The Green Precincts Fund is closed and no future funding rounds are planned at this time.

See also:

Green Precincts Fund – Tackling Climate Change Fact Sheet

Map of Green Precinct Fund projects

Download Green precincts map (PDF - 466.84 KB)

List of Green Precinct Fund projects
Organisation ProjectFunding amountLocation
Australian National UniversityEducation Precincts for the Future$1 032 980Canberra, ACT
Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFECharleston Road Campus Redevelopment$724 289Bendigo, Victoria
Blue Mountains City CouncilBlue Mountains Sustainable Precinct$1 500 000Blue Mountains, NSW
CERES Community Environment ParkZero Emissions by 2012$1 150 011Brunswick, Victoria
City of OnkaparingaWoodcroft Green Precinct - Combined Library and Neighbourhood Centre Demonstration Site$750 000Onkaparinga, SA
Clean Energy for EternityBega Valley Solar Farm Feasibility Study$85 067Bega, NSW
Essendon Football ClubWindy Hill Green Precincts Project$947 727Essendon, Victoria
Launceston City CouncilGreening Inveresk Precinct - Towards Water and Energy Sustainability$788 000Launceston, Tasmania
Manningham City CouncilDoncaster Hill Green Civic Precinct$1 500 000Doncaster, Victoria
Shire of Peppermint GroveThe Grove$1 500 000Peppermint Grove, WA
Sydney Harbour Federation TrustSydney Harbour Green Precincts Project$861 500Cockatoo Island & North Head, NSW
Sydney Theatre CompanyGreening the Wharf$1 200 000Walsh Bay, NSW
Wide Bay Water CorporationAn Island is not an Island - A Green Precinct in the Great Barrier Reef$1 180 000Hervey Bay & Heron Island, Queensland
Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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