Round 3 Applications Open

Applicants are being invited to apply for project funding through the Port Kembla Community Investment Fund. It is the third time the community has had the opportunity to apply for funding of programs that activate, enhance and build community amenity in Port Kembla. The Round Three applications are open until 5pm, 19 October 2018.

There will be an information session about the competitive merit-based program on Monday 17 September at Port Kembla Leagues Club from 6pm.

For more information, including a breakdown of who can apply and what projects are eligible for funding, please visit www.nsw.gov.au/pkcif

Thanks for helping map out Port Kembla’s future

It’s no secret that the Port Kembla community is passionate and engaged. Many of you helped create the draft Port Kembla 2505 Revitalisation Plan and Implementation Plan, and when asked for your feedback on these, you delivered! Wollongong City Council heard from over 460 people in the form of 150+ surveys, hundreds of conversations and close to 1200 comments showing overwhelming support for the draft Plans. This feedback was worked into the Plans, and community photos showcasing Port Kembla were used on the front cover. The Plans were sent to Council at the end of last month, and they’ve given them the tick to go ahead! Council are excited to continue working with the community to revitalise Port Kembla.

Read the full Council Report, which includes all the details of the community engagement activities and community feedback.

King George V Precinct shade sail over playground

King George V Oval is getting the royal treatment

Shade sails have just been installed over King George V children’s playground, and you may notice a bit of activity happening at the football pitch alongside Military Road next month, of the non-sporting variety. Wollongong City Council will be drilling holes and putting in concrete supports, then installing six new LED light towers. The new lights will shine a light on the playing surface. Later in the year, the cricket pitch will be returfed and they’ll also put safety netting over the children’s playground, to keep any unruly cricket balls out.

Sharing local Aboriginal stories

Have you seen the brand new Ngaraba-aan Trail signage at MM Beach? Or the
new sandstone and steel sculptures designed by Aboriginal artists Aunty Lorraine
Brown and Chris Edwards? The sculptures tell the story of competition for land and
sea in Port Kembla from the early 1900s to pre-World War 2. As the metal industry
in the area boomed, it had an impact on the sea around Port Kembla and reduced
the fish catches relied on by the local Aboriginal community. The sculpture’s
carved sandstone bases were created at Coomaditchie Hall by Aunty Lorraine
Brown and Aunty Narelle Thomas.