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

Port Kembla Public School Grounds Upgrade Project

Port Kembla Public School $333,020

Grandstand Seating at King George Oval N.2

Port Kembla Pumas Amateur Soccer Club $63,095

Port Kembla Surf Club House Upgrade stage 2

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

Total

  $2,903,057


Round two

In 2017, 11 projects received funding.

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

Round one

In 2016, 14 projects received funding. 

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

Hill 60: MM Beach Car Park Upgrade

Wollongong City Council $72,727

Hill 60 Gloucester Boulevarde Fitness Equipment

Wollongong City Council $27,273

Hill 60 Wayfinding Signage

Wollongong City Council $18,436

Hill 60 Tunnel Safety Access

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