THE battle to save the historic lighthouse on Crookhaven Headland has drawn out over many years.
In 2006 Shoalhaven City Council offered the Department of Lands support for heritage funding to preserve the lighthouse.
The lighthouse is on the council’s Local Heritage Register.
In January 2007 council voted $11,870 to improve view lines and a walking track to the lighthouse.
In April 2008 council wrote to the then Minister for Lands seeking support for funding for the restoration.
Council again wrote in July 2008 requesting funding.
Council also applied for funding from the Federal Government’s Department of Environment, Heritage and Arts Jobs Fund in October 2009, but was unsuccessful.
In June 2010 council was granted $100,000 in funding from the NSW Minister for Lands Tony Kelly to help upgrade the historic lighthouse.
The lighthouse sits on land owned and managed by the NSW Government.
Council is the trustee manager of the land which forms the headland, but not the lighthouse.
Council has a plan of management for Crookhaven Headland, with Council maintaining the path, track and vegetation.