Last call for Round 2 funding

Got a brilliant idea for breathing new life into Port Kembla, but need a few dollars to help get it off the ground? You have until Wednesday 31 May 2017 to get your application in for the Port Kembla Community Investment Fund. This fund is managed by the NSW Government and is for projects that help make Port Kembla a great place to live, work and play. Last year, Wollongong City Council received almost $1.15 million in the first round and they’re working with local community and business groups to make a number of exciting projects happen. You can have a look at all the projects that were funded in the first round on Projects – Round 1.

For information on how to apply for Round 2 funding, visit www.industry.nsw.gov.au/pkcif.

Façade Program Applications Open

Eligible business and landowners in the Port Kembla town centre can apply now for matched funding to help with the cost of upgrading their building façades, up to a maximum of $20,000.

Consultants have looked at the condition and quality of all the shopfronts in the Port Kembla Town Centre and their recommendations for improvements are being shared with landowners.

Applications for matched funding through the Town Centre Façade Program opened on Thursday 20 April and will close on Thursday 18 May 2017 at 10am.

For details, see our Town Centre Facade Project page.

The program is expected to start in mid-2017.

Solar Powered Community Housing

The Housing Trust is in the process of meeting with community housing tenants to invite their participation in the Sustainable Port Kembla Upgrade Program, which includes installing energy efficient, solar electricity at their properties.

Following this, preliminary walk-through energy audits will take place. An energy consumption monitoring device will then be placed on tenants’ meter boxes, and an indoor small temperature sensor will be attached to an internal wall for monitoring before and after the building upgrades.