Publicity requirements of all grant recipients

All recipients receiving coastal, estuary or floodplain management grants, including those who have received funding under the Floodplain Risk Management Grants Scheme, must acknowledge the NSW Government’s contribution in any public statements about their project or written material regarding their project.

Use of the NSW Government logo

Recipients need to:

  • use the NSW Government logo in any publicity material related to the project including brochures, signage, advertising and invitations
  • ensure compliance with the NSW Government logo requirements.

The colour version of the NSW Government logo is preferred. The black-and-white version may be used where colour reproduction is not available or appropriate.

The logo should always be applied to a white or light background. Clear space must be maintained around the logo which must be no less than the height of the ‘N’ of ‘NSW’ in the logo. The logo needs to be at least 10 millimetres high. It should be at least 15 millimetres high for an A4 sign and at least 20 millimetres high for an A3 sign.

Please do not alter the logo in any way.

Additionally, Floodplain Risk Management Grants Scheme (part of the Natural Disaster Resilience Program) recipients must also use the current Australian Government logo in any publicity provisions related to the project and ensure compliance with the logo requirements.

Please email the Senior Team Leader or call 02 9895 6533 for available NSW Government and Australian Government logos and requirements.

Use of an acknowledgements statement

Any publicity material relating to the project including brochures, signage, advertising and invitations must use the acknowledgement statement:

'This project was supported by the NSW Government’s [insert the relevant program – Coastal, Estuary or Floodplain] Management Program.'

Floodplain Risk Management Grants Scheme recipients must also acknowledge the Australian Government’s contribution, under the Natural Disaster Resilience Program, in any public statements or written material relating to the project, by stating:

'This project was supported by the NSW and Australian Governments through the Natural Disaster Resilience Program.'

Coastal zone or floodplain risk management plans and related studies

Recipients should ensure that draft and final coastal zone or floodplain risk management plans and related studies do not include the NSW Government or Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) name or logo on the cover or title page.

Recipients should ensure these documents include the following acknowledgement:

'[The recipient’s name] has prepared this document with financial assistance from the NSW Government through its [insert the relevant program – Coastal, Estuary or Floodplain] Management Program. This document does not necessarily represent the opinions of the NSW Government or the Office of Environment and Heritage.'

Floodplain Risk Management Grants Scheme recipients should ensure that draft and final floodplain management plans and studies do not include the NSW Government or OEH name or logo or the Australian Government logo on the cover or title page.

Recipients should ensure that these documents include the following acknowledgement:

‘[The recipient’s name] has prepared this document with financial assistance from the NSW and Australian governments through the Natural Disaster Resilience Program. This document does not necessarily represent the opinions of the NSW or Australian governments.'

Signage

All recipients are encouraged to promote the project, including NSW Government support, where possible, through signage at project completion and ideally during works construction. Signage costs will be subsidised at the same ratio as the relevant grant, up to a maximum amount as outlined below:

Grant amount

Maximum signage cost

(to be subsidised at same ratio as grant)

$0-$10,000  Up to $400
$10,000-$50,000  Up to $1000
$50,000-$250,000  Up to $2000
$250,000-$500,000                               Up to $3000
$500,000+  Up to $4000

A signage template and guidelines are available – contact the local Office of Environment and Heritage office (see 'Contact us' below).

Please note: if a recipient does not use the provided template, any project signage must include the NSW Government logo and the acknowledgement statement:

'This project was supported by the NSW Government’s [insert the relevant program – Coastal, Estuary or Floodplain] Management Program.'

Floodplain Risk Management Grant Scheme recipients must also include the Australian Government logo.

All signage needs to be approved by the Office of Environment and Heritage. Contact the local Office of Environment and Heritage office to discuss signage needs (see 'Contact us' below).

Media releases

Informing local radio, television and newspaper journalists of significant milestones and project completion is a useful way of letting communities know about coastal, estuary or floodplain management initiatives and outcomes. Contact the local Office of Environment and Heritage office and notify them of the intention to issue a media release. All media releases must acknowledge NSW Government support of the project, including the funding amount, for example:

'This project was supported with [insert funding amount] from the NSW Government’s [insert the relevant program – Coastal, Estuary or Floodplain] Management Program.'

Floodplain Risk Management Grants Scheme recipients also need to acknowledge Australian Government support for their project. Discuss this issue with the local Office of Environment and Heritage office, or email the Senior Team Leader or call 02 9895 6533.

Launches

All recipients must extend an invitation to a government representative to any launch or public event associated with the project, and where they are able to attend, acknowledge them as an official guest. Where practicable, recipients should also ask the government representative to speak at the event. Invitations must include the NSW Government logo and written acknowledgement of NSW Government support for the project.

Contact the local Office of Environment and Heritage office to discuss the launch and inviting NSW Government representatives.

Floodplain Risk Management Grants Scheme recipients must also extend an invitation to Australian Government representatives to any launch or public event associated with the project, and where they are able to attend, acknowledge them as an official guest.

Email the Senior Team Leader or call 02 9895 6533 to progress invitations to Australian Government representatives.

Contact us

General inquiries on grants administration should be emailed to Senior Team Leader or call 02 9895 6533.

Local Office of Environment and Heritage offices

North Coast            02 6653 0109      
Hunter/Lower North Coast                   02 4904 2594
Sydney 02 9895 6471
South Coast  02 4224 4164 
North West 02 6701 9624
Central/Far West 02 6883 6503
Murray/Murrumbidgee 03 5898 3934
Page last updated: 19 October 2017