Port Kembla projects receive second boost

A memorial in Port Kembla Heritage Park, upgrades to two parish halls and cricket pitch improvements in King George V Park are just some of the projects to receive funding in Round 2 of the Port Kembla Community Investment Fund.

Port Kembla will receive a share of more than $1 million in grants as part of the Port Kembla Community Investment Fund. Launched in 2016, this funding is designed to activate, enhance and build community amenity for Port Kembla.

These 11 projects will directly benefit the community of Port Kembla through brand new infrastructure, restoration of existing assets, as well as encouraging visitors and tourism.
The successful projects include:

  • Anglican Church Parish Hall Upgrade – Stage 2
  • Port Kembla Wetlands Rehabilitation Project – Stage 1
  • Refurbishment of St Patrick’s Parish Hall
  • Port Kembla Surplus Industrial Land Activation
  • Report on heavy metal contaminants from industrial activity in Port Kembla
  • Dalfram Dispute Memorial (Maritime Union of Australia)
  • Wonderwalls Port Kembla
  • Restoration and preservation of the Breakwater Battery Military Museum
  • King George V Park Sporting Infrastructure Upgrades
  • King George V Park Oval #2 Lighting
  • Tourism Development Plan for Port Kembla

The Fund has now granted money to 25 projects over two years totaling $3 million.

The Port Kembla Community Investment Fund receives an annual allocation of $1 million from the NSW Government. Applications for funding of at least $10,000 and up to $500,000 are invited for environmental, public infrastructure and precinct activation projects.

Full details and NSW Department Industry media release at www.industry.nsw.gov.au/pkcif

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