Media release: South Coast community projects get $150,000 boost

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Local organisations will share in $150,000 worth of grants for community building projects across the South Coast, Member for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips has announced today.

The Stronger Communities Programme provides essential funding to local community groups and councils for projects that improve community participation and contribute to vibrant communities.

Kiama Tennis Club, who joined with Mrs Phillips to make the announcement, has received over $7,000 to replace the artificial grass courts. The completed project will help improve the safety and enjoyment of local and visiting players in time for the return of tourists in June. 

A total of 16 projects between Kiama and Moruya have been funded under the program, including a cultural yarning circle, the purchase of safety equipment for a local surf club, improving community infrastructure and creating a lasting memorial for local heroes. 

Mrs Phillips said she is thrilled to be delivering fantastic projects like this for the local community.

“The South Coast has experienced a harrowing year that has impacted our community like never before, so I am thrilled to be announcing so many wonderful projects today,” Fiona Phillips said.

Exactly one year after her election as Member for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips said she was pleased to be delivering positive local projects that will benefit so much of the community.

“We have a long way to go in our recovery from the bushfires and COVID-19, so these projects will really strengthen our community ties and help us get back on our feet,”

“We know that many local groups struggle to fund these types of purchases, particularly in hard economic times. I am really pleased to deliver funding for so many great projects,” she said.

“I want to sincerely thank all our local community groups for everything they have done to care for others during the bushfires – I have heard so many stories of our true community spirit and it makes me so proud to be part of the South Coast,” Mrs Phillips said.

Funding has been granted to:



Project title


Bay and Basin Junior AFL Club

Electronic Scoreboard


Berry Public School P&C

Outdoor plant propagation area


Broulee Surf Life Saving Club

Gear Shed Fit Out


Central Shoalhaven Mobile Pre-School Unit

IT Upgrades and Base Upgrades


Community Life Batemans Bay – Hope House

Create a workshop space


Culburra Districts Senior Association

Purchase a barbeque and equipment


Eurobodalla Woodcraft Guild

Purchase a Timber Saw Mill


Katungul Aboriginal Corp

Outdoor cultural yarning area for local ATSI community


Kiama Surf Life Saving

Refurbish the Jet Boat Rescue and purchase Emergency Response equipment


Kiama Tennis Club

Replacement of Artificial Grass Tennis Court


Milton Ulladulla Men’s Shed

Installation of a Dust extractor


Shoalhaven City Council

Shoalhaven Heads Pump Track


Shoalhaven City Council

Ulladulla Memorial Obelisk


Shoalhaven Heads Men’s Shed

Facility Improvements and Disability Access


South Coast and Sustainability Alliance

Improved Thermal Comfort and Facilities at the Red Door Hall


Ulladulla High

Purchase bikes for the Ulladulla High School Mountain Biking Program