Business Improvement District Pilot Program
The Business Improvement District (BID) Pilot Program is an initiative led by the NSW Government, designed to fund trials of business-led, place-based partnerships and governance models across the state.
A BID is a partnership between business, government, and community, with the aim to enhance local centres and encourage economic growth, complementing investment in public spaces.
The BID Pilot Program will promote collaborative place-making, involving property owners and local businesses in curating and growing local economies, whilst accelerating public-private collaboration in centres across NSW.
The outcomes of the program will also help to inform a consistent state-wide approach to BID policy in NSW.
The Pilot Program is a two-stage process:
- Stage 1 'Registration of Interest' – Form to express interest is now closed.
- Stage 2 'Funding Round' – Formal applications for funding by eligible parties assessed by NSW Government.
Stage 1 is now closed, and further information for Stage 2 will be announced shortly.
The Pilot Program is open to councils in NSW, incorporated associations or companies limited by guarantee with a core function as a chamber of commerce, business association, town improvement, tourism, high street/main street association or similar.
Find out more about the BID Pilot Program – download the frequently asked questions (PDF, 69.03 KB) document.
Find out more about Business Improvement Districts in NSW and the NSW Government’s BID Policy Paper.