Building Resilience to Climate Change | LGNSW

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.

Objectives

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.

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. No further rounds are on offer.

Case studies of completed projects

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)

Round two of the grants program received 33 applications, totalling $2.2 million.  There are eight successful applications, totalling $457,830.

Successful Round 2 applications (PDF, 51KB)

BRCC Round 1 Grants (2014)

Applications have been assessed and grants awarded to councils for projects to be delivered in 2015.

A total of $432,500 was distributed across 6 projects around NSW.

2014 Successful Projects (PDF, 77KB)

 

This project has been assisted by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.