THE Shoalhaven is set to gain $3 million in funding for projects from the federal government’s Community Development Fund.
Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis said she was thrilled to confirm funding for promises made prior to the election.
Funding worth $2 million has been granted for the Dunn and Lewis Memorial Centre at Ulladulla and $450,000 for the Round The Bay Walk pathway.
Other groups to gain funding include the Berry School of Arts, which will receive $300,000 to install a new commercial kitchen and undertake foundation repair, $300,000 for skate park and BMX facilities, $10,000 for the PCYC at East Nowra to buy equipment and $10,000 for the Men’s Shed at Sanctuary Point.
The Kiama Blowhole Harbourside Works also received $400,000.
“The funding for the Dunn and Lewis Memorial Centre is a catalyst to complete an amazing community endeavour,” Mrs Sudmalis said.
“It has far-reaching benefits for the whole Ulladulla and district community.
“The Round The Bay Walk will be an investment in a significant tourism asset, which will lead to increased local employment.”
Mrs Sudmalis said the injection of grants funding would go a long way to help small community groups like the Men’s Shed and youth.
“The investment in cultural assets such as the Berry School of Arts is recognition of the worth of historic buildings that act as a community hub,” she said.