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Port Kembla Community Investment Fund

Published 28th September, 2017

The Port Kembla Community Investment Fund supports projects that activate, enhance and build community amenity in the area.

The Port Kembla Community Investment Fund will be delivered through successive rounds and is linked to the long term leasing arrangement of Port Kembla. 

For further information, please contact the Office of Regional Development on (02) 4253 6324.

Successful projects

Round two

In 2017, 11 projects received funding.

Project name ApplicantGrant amount (includes GST)
Anglican Church Port Kembla Parish Hall Upgrade – Stage 2 project Anglican Church of Australia Parish Council of Port Kembla $100,760
Port Kembla Wetlands Rehabilitation Project – Stage 1 Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers $31,100
Refurbishment of St Patrick's Parish Hall Project Catholic Parish of St Patrick's Port Kembla $134,278
Port Kembla Surplus Industrial Land Activation Project Department of Planning and Environment $100,000
Report on heavy metal contaminants from industrial activity in Port Kembla – Environmental project Environment Protection Authority $44,000
Dalfram Dispute Memorial Project Maritime Union of Australia  $108,000
Wonderwalls Port Kembla Project  Our Community Project Inc.  $109,482
Restoration and preservation of the Breakwater Battery Military Museum Project  Port Kembla Breakwater Battery Museum  $79,500
King George V Park Sporting Infrastructure Upgrades – Public Infrastructure Project  Port Kembla Cricket Association Incorporated  $73,276
King George V Park Oval #2 Lighting Project  Wollongong City Council  $321,500
Tourism Development Plan for Port Kembla Project Wollongong City of Innovation Ltd (Destination Wollongong)  $32,000
 TOTAL    $1,133,896

Round one

In 2016, 14 projects received funding. 

Project name ApplicantGrant amount (includes GST)
Allan Street precinct activation – Stage 1 Wollongong City Council $133,000
Big Island Little Penguin, Shearwater and Petrel Habitat Remediation NSW Office of Environment and Heritage $118,677
Five Islands Secondary College school hall upgrade Five Islands Secondary College $200,959

Hill 60: MM Beach Car Park Upgrade

Wollongong City Council $80,000

Hill 60 Gloucester Boulevarde Fitness Equipment

Wollongong City Council $30,000

Hill 60 Wayfinding Signage

Wollongong City Council $20,280

Hill 60 Tunnel Safety Access

Wollongong City Council $118,800
King George V Precinct Activation – Stage 1 Wollongong City Council $146,500
Ngaraba-aan Cultural Trail – Stage 1  lllawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council $388,393
Port Kembla 2505 Revitalisation Plan Wollongong City Council $290,000
Port Kembla Surf Club House Upgrade – Stage 1  Port Kembla Surf Lifesaving Club Inc. $15,839
Anglican Church Port Kembla Parish Hall Upgrade – Stage 1 Anglican Church of Australia Parish Council of Port Kembla $11,908 
Sustainable Port Kembla Upgrade Program – Stage 1 The lllawarra Housing Trust $312,881 
Port Kembla Town Centre Facade Program Wollongong City Council $330,000
TOTAL   $2,197,236
Published 28th September, 2017