Building Resilience to Climate Change
This is a partnership program between LGNSW and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) to address identified climate change risks and vulnerabilities facing NSW councils.
The Building Resilience to Climate Change program has been established to encourage:
- Enhanced consideration of climate change impacts in local and regional decision making.
- Delivery of projects that minimise climate change impacts for local and regional decision makers.
- Implementation of climate change adaptation beyond current projects and programs.
- Fostering of adaptive capacity in Local Government through a community of practitioners across professional disciplines with direct experience in implementing adaptation responses across NSW.
How much is available?
Grants of between $15,000 - $80,000 are available for projects delivered within 15 months. Collaboration with one or more councils, regional organisations, private sector or government agencies and other organisations is encouraged. Two rounds, jointly funded by OEH and the NSW Environmental Trust, were awarded in 2014 and 2015. The third round in 2016 was funded by the Climate Change Fund.
Case studies of completed projects
Adapting roads to climate change, Manly Council (PDF, 276KB)
Adapting to urban heat events: by mapping vulnerability hot spots, Penrith City and Leichhardt Council (PDF, 190KB)
Adapting the Nowra CBD for cooling and amenity, Shoalhaven City Council (PDF, 312KB)
Mapping Sydney’s foodsheds, Wollondilly Shire Council (PDF, 247KB)
BRCC Round 3 Grants (2016)
Round three of the grants program was highly competitive with 34 applications, totalling $2.4 million. There are seven successful applications, totalling $497,156.
Successful Round 3 applications (PDF, 118 KB)
Grantees can acess the project plan and reporting templates here.
BRCC Round 2 Grants (2015)
Successful Round 2 applications (PDF, 51KB)
BRCC Round 1 Grants (2014)
A total of $432,500 was distributed across 6 projects around NSW.
2014 Successful Projects (PDF, 77KB)
Grant reporting process
This project has been assisted by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.