South Coast gets $400,000 from NSW Government for 17 community projects

December 9, 2022 6:32 am in by

The electorate of Bega has this week secured $400,000 in funding for 17 projects through the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership Program.

Member for Bega, Dr Michael Holland MP said the funds would deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities, including upgrades to local sporting clubs and the purchase of vehicles to deliver key community services.

“This is fantastic news for the Bega Electorate to see these funds for our groups, many of which are volunteer organisations that have very little recurrent funding,” Dr Holland said.

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The Pambula tennis courts after a bit of rain in September 2022.

“This grassroots funding will directly help create a more vibrant and inclusive local community with positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes,” he continued.

“I congratulate all the organisations that were successful in their application and look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area.”

The full list of successful projects in the Bega electorate for the 2022 round are:
$31,419 for the Volunteer Marine Rescue to refurbish their Snug Cove Berth in Eden
$57,836 for the Moruya Golf Club to replace their air conditioning units
$40,000 to Candelo Go for a new electric community vehicle (pictured below with Robyn Martin)
$14,728 to the Healthy Harold Mobile Learning Centre for new van installations
$13,000 to the Eurobodalla Shire Council for a new shade sail over South Durras Playground
$21,347 for the Evans Park Sporting Complex to upgrade their car park
$20,000 to the Batemans Bay Surf Life Saving Club to fit out their Nipper and Community Training Room
$40,000 for a Specialist Homelessness Service support vehicle for The Family Place
$50,000 for the Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast for a new vehicle to help with the delivery of services
$22,500 to the Batemans Bay Cricket Club to upgrade their cricket nets storage, fencing and new lighting
$19,500 to The Disability Trust for recreation and outdoor space for their supported accommodation tenants
$7,183 to CareFlight for Vital simulation equipment for community education
$5,597 to Muddy Puddles in Batehaven to install a new fence
$14,288 to Bimbimbie Park Retirement Village for a new electric community personal transport vehicle
$5,597 to the Bega Women’s Resource Centre for a solar system to help reduce energy costs
$20,000 to the Pambula Tennis Club to assist with court infrastructure repairs (pictured above)
$16,680 to the Bermagui Breakers AFL Club to help with ground upgrades including player shelters.

The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 18,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009.

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Applications for the 2023 Program open in May 2023.

For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit

Image: Robyn Martin, Pambula Tennis Club