Open Streets Program

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About the grant

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Information for applicants

  • The Open Streets grant program is a non-competitive, demand-driven/'first in, first served' grant. This means that applications that satisfy stated eligibility criteria are approved up to $150,000 per council.
  • Transport for NSW (TfNSW) will assess applications against the program’s selection criteria and, where appropriate, seek to remedy eligibility issues with the applicant.
  • TfNSW will only contact applicants during the assessment process should clarifications be required to complete the assessment. Unless otherwise specified, councils will be given two business days to provide the requested clarifications. Applications will retain their position in the grant allocation queue during this time. However, should councils miss their clarification deadline or provide insufficient detail, their application may be placed at the bottom of the queue until the information is provided, and at that time they will re-enter the queue. This means that other applications submitted subsequently may be considered for funding first.

Applications will close once the total program funding of $4.5 million has been allocated, or by the application close date of 30 April 2024.

Before you begin, visit the Open Streets Program webpage and read all documents relating to the funding round including:


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Program Objectives

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Temporarily close streets to vehicles and open them for people, with projects over a day or series of days, and provide safe spaces for community events and activities.
  • Bring vibrancy to our streets by creating a sense of excitement and discovery with creative events and activations that are inviting and inclusive to all the community.
  • Support job creation in local businesses and the cultural sector.
  • Support the development of longer-term place management outcomes through projects that encourage private-public partnerships.


The Applicant acknowledges and agrees that:

  • Submission of this application does not guarantee funding will be granted for any project, and the Department expressly reserves its right to accept or reject this application at its discretion;
  • It must bear the costs of preparing and submitting this application and the Department does not accept any liability for such costs, whether or not this application is ultimately accepted or rejected; and
  • It has read the Program Guidelines and has fully informed itself of the relevant program requirements.

Use of Information

By submitting this application form, the Applicant acknowledges and agrees that:

  • If this project application is successful, the relevant details of the project will be made public, including details such as the names of the organisation (Applicant) and any partnering organisation (state government agency or non-government organisation), project title, project description, location, anticipated time for completion and amount awarded;
  • The Department will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that any information received in or in respect of this application which is clearly marked ‘Commercial-in-confidence’ or ‘Confidential’ is treated as confidential, however, such documents will remain subject to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA Act); and
  • In some circumstances the Department may release information contained in this application form and other relevant information in relation to this application in response to a request lodged under the GIPA Act or otherwise as required or permitted by law.

Privacy Notice

By submitting this Application form, the Applicant acknowledges and agrees that:

  • The Department is required to comply with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998 (NSW) (the Privacy Act) and that any personal information (as defined by the Privacy Act) collected by the Department in relation to the program will be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act and its privacy policy (available at:;
  • The information it provides to the Department in connection with this application will be collected and stored on a database and will only be used for the purposes for which it was collected (including, where necessary, being disclosed to other Government agencies in connection with the assessment of the merits of an application) or as otherwise permitted by the Privacy Act;
  • It has taken steps to ensure that any person whose personal information (as defined by the Privacy Act) is included in this application has consented to the fact that the Department and other Government agencies may be supplied with that personal information, and has been made aware of the purposes for which it has been collected and may be used.

Eligibility and Funding Conditions Confirmation

Funding conditions and detailed eligibility criteria are available in the Open Streets Program Guidelines and the Draft Funding Agreement (for reference only). 

I confirm that the Applicant is a council located in NSW * Required
To be eligible for funding, applicants must be a council within NSW as outlined in the Open Streets Program Guidelines.
I confirm that the project is eligible according to the criteria outlined in the Open Streets Program Guidelines * Required
I confirm that the Applicant understands and agrees to adhere to the funding conditions as outlined in the Open Streets Program Guidelines * Required