Grants to spruce up three Peninsula venues

The Hardys Bay RSL received funds to help fix rainwater leakages

Three local organisations on the Peninsula have benefitted from the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program.

Hardys Bay RSL, Empire Bay Public School and Killcare Surf Life Saving Club each received thousands of dollars in funding to support community projects and improve patron safety and wellbeing.

Rainwater leakages are set to be fixed at Hardys Bay RSL through a $16,357 grant for guttering repairs and new gutter guards.

Volunteer and club representative John Brown said the club is grateful for the assistance in maintaining the community asset.

“In times of heavy rain, the roof [currently] leaks inside the club and also onto parts of the deck … a lot of time is spent mopping up and cleaning out gutters,” Brown said.

“We are waiting for approval of the funding deed which should happen over the next few weeks and work can commence shortly thereafter.

“The work will include replacement of parts of the deck roofing to reduce the heat for our dedicated local musicians who play on the deck.”

The Empire Bay Public School P&C Association has also received $10,000 in funding to install cabinetry, counter-tops and an oven with a cook-top.

$3,321 was given to the Killcare Surf Club to help install split-system air conditioning in the training room to enable better use of the space.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said the funding would deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities.

“I congratulate each of these organisations for their success in receiving funding…I look forward to seeing how each project benefits our wider community,” Crouch said.

Applications for the 2021 round of the Community Building Partnership Program will open soon, with more information available at

Maisy Rae