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Acknowledgement and approval

All recipients of NSW Government funding for infrastructure and capital works should acknowledge the government.

The NSW Government logo and acknowledgement take precedence over those of all other funding contributors, with the exception of the Australian Government.

At a minimum, the NSW Government acknowledgement should be in annual reports, media releases, digital and printed materials, web pages and online documents, advertising, plaques and signs.

For projects that receive grants of more than $100,000, signs must be displayed acknowledging the NSW Government funding.

Infrastructure and capital works projects are construction and engineering works that replace and renovate existing buildings or facilities, relocate them or build new ones to meet the needs of a community. They can include major structures such as roads and bridges or networks such as power infrastructure. They can also include building improvements such as air-conditioning, new seating, lighting, sound systems and upgrades to improve accessibility.

Examples of infrastructure and capital works include:

  • roads, and road upgrades
  • bridges, and bridge upgrades
  • community centre upgrades
  • the building or improvement of sporting facilities, including lights
  • the construction or development of buildings, including ports and cruise terminals, airport buildings, and town centres
  • work on public buildings including aged care and disability care facilities, childcare centres, hospitals, schools, TAFEs and universities, and rescue and emergency services
  • improvements at local services such as YMCA facilities
  • works related to recreational and tourism facilities including museums, parks, beaches, showgrounds and hiking trails.

Examples of grants which may be applicable for NSW Government acknowledgement include, but are not confined to, the following:

  • funding received from Restart NSW
  • projects funded under the ClubGRANTS scheme
  • any projects funded by a NSW Government department not covered by existing acknowledgement protocols.

All acknowledgements must be approved by the NSW Government.

The following table will assist you in correctly acknowledging the NSW Government. It lists the minimum acknowledgement per funding amount received from the NSW Government.

Acknowledgement requirements

  How to acknowledge the NSW Government
Amount of funding received Acknowledgement statement NSW Government logo and acknowledgement statement Opening ceremonies and events (where relevant) Signage requirements (see page 5 for more details)
Less than $100,000 Include in annual reports, media releases, related websites and other funding-related materials. Include on related websites, invitations and other funding-related materials. Invite the local MP or duty MLC to attend and speak. Funding recipient to determine whether a plaque is required. Signage optional.

$100,000 to $1 million

Include in annual reports, media releases, related websites and other funding-related materials.

Include on related websites, building signage, invitations and other funding-related materials. Invite the minister responsible to attend and speak. Funding recipient to determine whether a plaque is required. Minimum of one external sign from project start and for one year after project completion. 
$1 million plus

Include in annual reports, media releases, related websites and other funding-related materials.

Include on related websites, building signage, invitations and other funding-related materials. Invite the minister responsible to attend and speak. Funding recipient to determine whether a plaque is required. Minimum of one external sign from project start and for three years after project completion.

 

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