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Port Kembla Community Investment Fund

Published 25th February, 2019

The NSW Government has established the Port Kembla Community Investment Fund to activate, enhance and build community amenity in Port Kembla.

The ongoing program is linked to the long-term lease of Port Kembla with up to $4 million available for Round Three of the fund. The program is designed to achieve:  

  • increased economic activity
  • enhanced activation and connectivity of public infrastructure, precincts and community spaces
  • improved environmental air, land and waterway quality
  • projects funded under the fund must positively contribute to one or more of these desired outcomes.

Resources

Port Kembla is defined by the 2505 postcode boundaries shown in red.

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Successful projects

Round three

In 2019, 17 projects received funding.

Project name ApplicantGrant amount (excludes GST)Status
Sustainable Port Kembla Stage 2 All Sustainable Futures Inc $700,000 Commenced
Anglican Church Hall Upgrade - Stage 3 Anglican Church of Australia Parish Council of Port Kembla $148,397 Commenced
Inside Industry Visitor Centre Kitchen Upgrade Project Australia's Industry World $113,385 Commenced
Port Kembla Wetlands Rehabilitation Stage 2 Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers $47,667 Withdrawn
Port Kembla Community Campus Masterplan Flagstaff Group $84,785 Commenced
Marine Rescue Tower Upgrade Project Marine Rescue NSW $164,080 Commenced
Museum of Human Migration to the Illawarra Stage 1 Project Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra Incorporated. $49,350 Commenced
Playground Upgrade Project Port Kembla Baptist Church $14,960 Completed 
Planning and construction of retractable three lane cricket practice nets at King George Oval No 1 Port Kembla Cricket Association Incorporated $95,095 Commenced
Port Kembla Gateway Environmental Project Port Kembla Gateway Pty Ltd $155,000 Commenced

Port Kembla Public School Grounds Upgrade Project

Port Kembla Public School $333,020 Commenced

Grandstand Seating at King George Oval N.2

Port Kembla Pumas Amateur Soccer Club $63,095 Completed

Port Kembla Surf Club House Upgrade stage 2

Port Kembla Surf Lifesaving Club Inc $155,000 Commenced
The Foundry Community Space Upgrade Project Salvation Army $88,925 Commenced
Refurbishment of St Patrick's Parish Hall - Stage 2 Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Wollongong $150,298 Commenced
Allan Street Car Park Upgrade Wollongong City Council $140,000 Commenced
Grand Pacific Walk Observation Deck Wollongong City Council $400,000 Commenced

Total

  $2,903,057  


Round two

In 2017, 11 projects received funding.

Project name ApplicantGrant amount (excludes GST)Status
Anglican Church Port Kembla Parish Hall Upgrade – Stage 2 project Anglican Church of Australia Parish Council of Port Kembla $91,600 Completed
Port Kembla Wetlands Rehabilitation Project – Stage 1 Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers $28,273 Completed
Refurbishment of St Patrick's Parish Hall Project Catholic Parish of St Patrick's Port Kembla $122,071 Completed
Port Kembla Surplus Industrial Land Activation Project Department of Planning and Environment $90,909 Completed
Report on heavy metal contaminants from industrial activity in Port Kembla – Environmental project Environment Protection Authority $40,000 Completed
Dalfram Dispute Memorial Project Maritime Union of Australia  $98,182 Completed
Wonderwalls Port Kembla Project  Our Community Project Inc.  $99,529 Completed
Restoration and preservation of the Breakwater Battery Military Museum Project  Port Kembla Breakwater Battery Museum  $72,273 Completed
King George V Park Sporting Infrastructure Upgrades – Public Infrastructure Project  Port Kembla Cricket Association Incorporated  $66,615 Commenced
King George V Park Oval #2 Lighting Project  Wollongong City Council  $292,272 Commenced
Tourism Development Plan for Port Kembla Project Wollongong City of Innovation Ltd (Destination Wollongong)  $29,091 Completed 
 Total    $1,030,815

 

Round one

In 2016, 14 projects received funding. 

Project name ApplicantGrant amount (excludes GST)Status
Allan Street precinct activation – Stage 1 Wollongong City Council $120,910 Completed
Big Island Little Penguin, Shearwater and Petrel Habitat Remediation NSW Office of Environment and Heritage $107,888 Completed
Five Islands Secondary College school hall upgrade Five Islands Secondary College $182,690 Completed

Hill 60: MM Beach Car Park Upgrade

Wollongong City Council $72,727 Completed

Hill 60 Gloucester Boulevarde Fitness Equipment

Wollongong City Council $27,273 Completed

Hill 60 Wayfinding Signage

Wollongong City Council $18,436 Completed

Hill 60 Tunnel Safety Access

Wollongong City Council $108,000 Completed
King George V Precinct Activation – Stage 1 Wollongong City Council $133,182 Completed
Ngaraba-aan Cultural Trail – Stage 1 lllawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council $353,084 Completed
Port Kembla 2505 Revitalisation Plan Wollongong City Council $263,636 Completed
Port Kembla Surf Club House Upgrade – Stage 1 Port Kembla Surf Lifesaving Club Inc. $14,399 Completed
Anglican Church Port Kembla Parish Hall Upgrade – Stage 1 Anglican Church of Australia Parish Council of Port Kembla $10,825 Completed
Sustainable Port Kembla Upgrade Program – Stage 1 The lllawarra Housing Trust $284,437 Completed
Port Kembla Town Centre Facade Program Wollongong City Council $300,000 Completed
Total   $1,997,487  
Published 25th February, 2019
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