Green Precincts Fund

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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 megalitres 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.

Shire of Peppermint Grove - The Grove Library project (Peppermint Grove, WA)Shire of Peppermint Grove - The Grove Library project (Peppermint Grove, WA)Essendon Football Club - Windy Hill Green Precincts Project (Essendon, Victoria)Essendon Football Club - Windy Hill Green Precincts Project (Essendon, Victoria)Manningham City Council - Doncaster Hill Green Civic Precinct (Doncaster, Victoria)Manningham City Council - Doncaster Hill Green Civic Precinct (Doncaster, Victoria)CERES Community Environment Park - Zero Emissions by 2012 (Brunswick, Victoria)CERES Community Environment Park - Zero Emissions by 2012 (Brunswick, Victoria)Launceston City Council - Greening Inveresk Precinct - Towards Water and Energy Sustainability (Launceston, Tasmania)Launceston City Council - Greening Inveresk Precinct - Towards Water and Energy Sustainability (Launceston, Tasmania)Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE - Charleston Road Campus Redevelopment (Bendigo, Victoria)Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE - Charleston Road Campus Redevelopment (Bendigo, Victoria)City of Onkaparinga - Woodcroft Green Precinct - Combined Library and Neighbourhood Centre Demonstration Site (Onkaparinga, SA)City of Onkaparinga - Woodcroft Green Precinct - Combined Library and Neighbourhood Centre Demonstration Site (Onkaparinga, SA)Clean Energy for Eternity - Bega Valley Solar Farm Feasibility Study (Bega, NSW)Clean Energy for Eternity - Bega Valley Solar Farm Feasibility Study (Bega, NSW)Australian National University - Education Precincts for the Future (Canberra, ACT)Australian National University - Education Precincts for the Future (Canberra, ACT)Blue Mountains City Council - Blue Mountains Sustainable Precinct (Blue Mountains, NSW)Blue Mountains City Council - Blue Mountains Sustainable Precinct (Blue Mountains, NSW)Sydney Theatre Company - Greening the Wharf (Walsh Bay, NSW)Sydney Theatre Company - Greening the Wharf (Walsh Bay, NSW)Sydney Harbour Federation Trust - Sydney Harbour Green Precincts Project (Cockatoo Island, NSW)Sydney Harbour Federation Trust - Sydney Harbour Green Precincts Project (Cockatoo Island, NSW)Wide Bay Water Corporation - An Island is not an Island - A Green Precinct in the Great Barrier Reef (Heron Island, Queensland)Wide Bay Water Corporation - An Island is not an Island - A Green Precinct in the Great Barrier Reef (Heron Island, Queensland)Sydney Harbour Federation Trust - Sydney Harbour Green Precincts Project (North Head, NSW)Sydney Harbour Federation Trust - Sydney Harbour Green Precincts Project (North Head, NSW)Wide Bay Water Corporation - An Island is not an Island - A Green Precinct in the Great Barrier Reef (Hervey Bay, Queensland)Wide Bay Water Corporation - An Island is not an Island - A Green Precinct in the Great Barrier Reef (Hervey Bay, Queensland)

Organisation Project Funding amount Location
Australian National University Education Precincts for the Future $1 032 980 Canberra, ACT
Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE Charleston Road Campus Redevelopment $724 289 Bendigo, Victoria
Blue Mountains City Council Blue Mountains Sustainable Precinct $1 500 000 Blue Mountains, NSW
CERES Community Environment Park Zero Emissions by 2012 $1 150 011 Brunswick, Victoria
City of Onkaparinga Woodcroft Green Precinct - Combined Library and Neighbourhood Centre Demonstration Site $750 000 Onkaparinga, SA
Clean Energy for Eternity Bega Valley Solar Farm Feasibility Study $85 067 Bega, NSW
Essendon Football Club Windy Hill Green Precincts Project $947 727 Essendon, Victoria
Launceston City Council Greening Inveresk Precinct - Towards Water and Energy Sustainability $788 000 Launceston, Tasmania
Manningham City Council Doncaster Hill Green Civic Precinct $1 500 000 Doncaster, Victoria
Shire of Peppermint Grove The Grove $1 500 000 Peppermint Grove, WA
Sydney Harbour Federation Trust Sydney Harbour Green Precincts Project $861 500 Cockatoo Island & North Head, NSW
Sydney Theatre Company Greening the Wharf $1 200 000 Walsh Bay, NSW
Wide Bay Water Corporation An Island is not an Island - A Green Precinct in the Great Barrier Reef $1 180 000 Hervey Bay & Heron Island, Queensland

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