SIPA Framework

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Signage, Interpretation and Public Art (SIPA) Framework is available to communities of the Grey District who wish to celebrate the region in partnership with Council.

Up to $10,000 is available annually as a matched funding proposal for creating vibrancy, telling positive stories, installing public art and communicating our unique and special West Coast identity. Together with the community, 20 locations have been identified in the Grey District that we would like to see celebrated. They are:

Ahaura, Barrytown, Blackball, Blaketown, Brunner Mine, Cobden, The Coast Road, Greymouth CBD, Grey River Waterfront, High Street, Karoro, Lake Brunner, Nelson Creek, Paroa, Point Elizabeth, Punakaiki, Rapahoe, Runanga, Taramakau/Camerons, Woods Creek Track

Please see the Guidelines below for more information​. You can discuss your proposed project with us at any time - applications for funding are normally open during June/July each year.


Funding rounds are normally open during May to July each year​. However, if you have a project outside of this time, please complete an application form and send it through to us for consideration.

If you have any questions or would like some more information, please don't hesitate to contact us. Call 03 769 8600 and ask to talk to Penny Kirk, Policy & Engagement Facilitator or email


Supporting documents: If you would like to read the full Signage, Interpretation & Public Art Framework, Public Art Policy or Grey District Branding and Style Guide, you can find them in the Policies, Bylaws & More​ section.

Online Application: SIPA Fund

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You must provide additional information such as budget, evidence of matched funding and visual representation of the project (refer Guidelines). Note if more than one document, please email your additional information to
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