Happy times: St George community groups to benefit from state government grants

Community benefit: The Rockdale courts used by St George netballers will get a lighting upgrade. Picture: Chris Lane
Community benefit: The Rockdale courts used by St George netballers will get a lighting upgrade. Picture: Chris Lane

More than 50 community projects in St George have received funding in the state government’s Community Building Partnerships program.

A total of $1.6 million will be split by groups in the Rockdale, Kogarah, Oatley and Lakemba electorates.

Each electorate was allocated $400,000, which was $100,000 above the base level of $300,000 because of higher levels of social disadvantage as indicated by unemployment rates.

Major grants included $80,000 to Arncliffe Scots Baseball Club for floodlighting, $75,000 to 3Bridges Community to upgrade the Pole Depot community hall and $51,000 for a lighting upgrade for netball courts used by St George District Netball Association at Rockdale.

Applications were invited from councils and not-for-profit bodies including charities, churches, sporting, social and environmental groups.

Projects are required to be completed before March 31, 2016.

MPs Cherie Burton (Kogarah), Mark Coure (Oatley), John Flowers (Rockdale) and Robert Furolo (Lakemba) detailed the grants:


Life Education Centre refurbishment, $4821.

Kingsgrove Colts rugby league club for lighting, indoor training facility and roof repair at Beverly Hills Park, $50,000.

Kogarah City Council, restoration of 49 English St, Carlton, $42,700.

Hurstville City Council, upgrade of Beverly Hills Park children’s bike track, $12,000.

Kingsgrove Scouts, hall floor repairs, $20,000.

Bexley Scouts, installation of new kitchen in the Bexley (Coptic) Scout hall, $10,000.

Senior Italian Australian Community (SIAC), facilities upgrade, $534.

Kogarah Community Centre, relocation and furnishings for new home at Carlton, $44,759.

Rockdale Council, upgrade and replacement of play equipment, shrubs, trees and seating at Dominey Reserve, $87,500.

Beverly Hills Scouts, hall repairs, $8000.

Shopfront arts centre, Carlton, accessible entry upgrade, $21,000.

3Bridges Community, fit-out of new youth space at Kogarah, $12,851.

Kogarah Anglican Church, signage upgrade, $10,835.

Hurstville Public School, kitchen upgrade, $15,000.

Hurstville Public School, upgrade of emergency access facilities, $15,000.

Hurstville Public School, outdoor learning area for students with a disability, $45,000.


St Declan’s Catholic Church, Penshurst, audio visual upgrade, $10,000.

St George Australian Football Club, lighting upgrade at Olds Park, $40,000.

Lions Club of Oatley, storage facility and generator, $8526.

Resourceful Australian Indian Network, community kitchen renovation and carport awning, $30,000.

Mortdale Community Services, fit-out of new building, $22,500.

Australian Air League, repairs and improvements to Riverwood Squadron HQ, $25,000.

St Joseph Catholic Church Oatley, new signage, $10,000.

New Zealand Veterans in Australia, construction of ANZAC centenary memorial at Penshurst RSL CLub, $13,833.

3Bridges Community, upgrade to Pole Depot community hall, $75,000.

Hurstville Community Food Services, solar panel installation, $25,000.

Girl Guides Association, Mortdale, installation of panic bars and new storage shed, $4974.

Learning Links, Peakhurst, installation of solar panels. $26,672

Narwee Baptist Community Broadcasters, replacement of broadcast consoles, $30,000.

Scouts Association, (location not given) balustrade and door upgrade, $3995.

Penshurst West Public School P&C, playground shade structure, $15,000.

Australian Model Railway Association, installation of wheelchair stair lift, $15,000.

Chinese Australian Services Society, renovation of Peakhurst centre, $25,000.

Hurstville Grove Infants School P&C, replacement soft-fall playground surface, $19,500.


Arncliffe Public School P&C, improvements to community hall and covered outdoor learning area, $49,401.

Bay City Care, new cafe and refurbishment of facilities, $35,000.

Life Education NSW, contribution to centre upgrade, $850.

Macedonian Social Services, kitchen and toilet renovation, $28,116.

Holy Trinity Bexley North Anglican Church, kitchen renovation, $18,500.

St George Police Citizens Youth Club, bathroom upgrade, $35,000.

Arncliffe Scots Baseball Club, diamond lighting project, $80,532.

Sans Souci Girl Guides, hall kitchen upgrade, $4840.

St George District Netball Association, lighting upgrade for courts, $51,000.

3Bridges Community Arncliffe, mens shed equipment, $10,589.

Rockdale Council, Ador Reserve,  lighting improvements, $17,500.

St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, hall upgrade, $50,000.

St George Football Club, Barton Park playing fields upgrade, $18,672.


(*St George area)

YMCA, Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, Riverwood, acoustics and lighting, $24,179.

Riverwood Community Centre, sir conditioning and amenities upgrade, $100,000.

Australian Air League, repairs and improvements to Riverwood Squadron HQ, $20,000.

Beverly Hills North Public School P&C, installation of shade cover, $15,000.

Are you pleased with the allocations or disappointed that an important project has been left out?