Placemaking Grants

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Help make our places great!

Our Placemaking Grants program is about supporting business to enhance the experience of visitors to our shopping and commercial areas and contribute to them being vital public destinations.

Please read our Placemaking Grants Policy and Placemaking Grants Program: Guidelines and Selection Criteria for information about the program.

About the program

Information about our Placemaking Grants program can be found in our Placemaking Grants Policy and Guidelines and Selection Criteria. Otherwise, see below about making making an enquiry.

The Placemaking Grants program is open for all of our shopping and commercial areas. Grants up to $7,500 will be offered once per year for placemaking initiatives.

Applying for Grants

Please read the Placemaking Grants Policy and Guidelines and Selection Criteria and then make an application - we are presently improving our application process and a new on-line application will soon be available.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your grant application.

Scope of projects

Placemaking projects

These include but are not limited to projects and activities which complement our own services and identified priorities in the areas of community focused economic development. Examples may include:

  • Public art projects
  • Promotion of shopping and commercial areas
  • Rejuvenation of shop fronts
  • Footpath displays, trading and dining
  • Activating vacant shop fronts
  • Footpath theatre - musical/theatrical

Other things interactive, inspiring, innovative and unique.

Placemaking Grants have now been allocated for a range of projects including:

  • Grant recipients 2019/2020 (PDF)
  • Rediscover Double Bay Business Panel Event - to recognise the commitment and contribution of Double Bay business owners through a corporate panel of influential speakers
  • Double Bay Dog Day - a community place-making initiative to help raise awareness about pet adoption and build a strong sense of community within the Double Bay precinct
  • Eastside Sydney Music Festival - bringing together many fine Australian musicians in one week of musical events covering diverse genres from the classical, jazz, pop and folk idioms
  • Paint Queen Street - a competition for artists to do paintings of buildings and places in and around Queen Street, Woollahra
  • Le French Rose Bay Market - a French cultural event demonstrating to the community what France is famous for - food/drinks, tourism and music
  • William Street Christmas lights - Christmas lighting and decorations to William Street, Paddington to compliment decorations in Oxford Street and at Five Ways
  • Bard on the Beach/Shakespeare by the Bay - bringing Shakespearean performance to life in Robertson Park, Watsons Bay - performances of Julius Caesar and All's well that ends well
  • Perry Lane Art Project - public art works in the form of 2 painted wall murals - to create a space for public art that is both engaging and accessible to community groups
  • Watsons Bay Spring Markets - a large 120 stall gift and food market with international hot food options for lunch, as well as rides and activities for the kids in Robertson Park


For more information, please contact:
Placemaking Woollahra
Telephone: 9391 7156
Fax: 9391 7044