Scot MacDonald
Liberal MPs Welcome $10m in funding for the Central Coast
31st Jul 2017

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Liberal Upper House MP, Scot MacDonald and the Liberal Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch today welcomed the $10m the NSW Government has allocated for community grants to the Central Coast.

Mr MacDonald stated “there are so many hard working volunteers and community organisations on the Central Coast and this $10m from the NSW Government will go a long way in helping these selfless volunteers and community organisations help the Central Coast Community”.

“I am delighted that the Central Coast has received such a huge amount of funds. It is proof that the Berejiklian Government cares strongly for the Central Coast and acknowledges the outstanding work our community organisations and volunteers undertake” said Liberal MP for Terrigal, Adam Crouch.

“I have so many outstanding people in my Electorate that devote their lives to serving other, this money will definitely help” Mr Crouch said.

“The Central Coast Council received $10 million.  It will be awarding $1 million in community grants over four rounds” Mr MacDonald said.

Mr Crouch and Mr MacDonald noted that recipients of grants in Round One were announced in November 2016.  Round two applications closed 24 February 2017. Central Coast Council is yet to announce recipients. Round three applications will open on 17 July 2017 and close on 11 August 2017.  Round four applications will open on 29 January 2018 and close on 23 February 2018.

Both Mr MacDonald and Mr Crouch encouraged potential applicants for the community grants not to miss the deadline for the next round of grants that close on 11 August 2017 and to telephone the Central Coast Council on 4325 8222 should more information be required.

The Organisations to receive funding to date, include:

Round One




Central Coast Montessori Primary School

Kanyini community garden: To provide a welcoming space for the local community to grow, harvest, prepare and share food together as well as improving the area.


Ourimbah Rugby Club Inc (Razorbacks Rugby Club)

Improved sports facilities: Works include a new building with home and visitor change rooms, showers, male and female amenities, as well as an accessible toilet and shower, canteen and a club room.


Cancer Council NSW Central Coast

Community resource van: Providing more resources to the van such as sunscreen, hats, brochures and other promotional/educational materials so the group can take the ‘Cancer Council to our community’, and spread the word about the importance of sun protection for healthy lives.


Youth Off The Streets Ltd

Fit out of Lakes College: In 2017, Youth Off the Streets will be extending their program to the college, an accredited alternate high school in Blue Haven, for young people (aged 14-18) who have disengaged from mainstream school. They will be fitting out their room with technology, furniture, educational and life skills program resources.


Rotary Club of East Gosford Inc

East Gosford community garden: Works include installing raised garden beds and wheelchair friendly paths to enable the elderly and people with disabilities to garden side by side with other community members.


Davistown Progress Association Inc

Davistown Progress Hall Centenary Restoration Project: A makeover for the community-owned hall including painting, indoor heating and cooling, door replacements, improved drainage and more to make the hall more appealing.


Central Coast Bicycle User Group Inc

CCBUG RidesAssist Program: The program will provide vision impaired people, and others living with a disability on the Central Coast, the opportunity to experience the joys and benefits of riding a bike in a safe and supported manner. They will sit on the back of a tandem bike with an experienced and accredited ride leader.


EDSACC Croquet Club Inc

Sun safety and shelter: The club plans to build more seating and shelter for their members, visitors and guests to sit and watch the competition matches, and in return, make the club more attractive to visitors and potential new members.


Soldiers Beach Surf Life Saving Club Inc

WiFiSurf: Being in a blackspot area with limited mobile and NBN coverage, the project plans to upgrade and install high quality WiFi throughout the clubhouse, and shark and observation tower, to help improve connectivity for lifesavers, provide training opportunities and improve safety.


Road Safety Education Ltd

Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) Central Coast workshops: To continue with this practical and powerful workshop with Year 11 students across the Central Coast and change the way they think about road safety through examples, road safety experts and demonstrations as well as personal stories. The extra funding will also provide further support and transport.


Central Coast Primary Care Ltd

Older Persons Mental Health Peer Work Program: The program aims to provide people aged over 65 years of age with access to peer based mental health recovery services including individual sessions, group programs and community education.


Umina Beach Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW Ltd (PCYC)

Community bus: The PCYC want to upgrade their bus to provide safer and better transport for young people who use the facilities and participate in programs such as back on track, boxing at sunrise, interstate competitions, youth at risk, and other fundraising events.


Wyong District Tennis Association Inc

Court upgrade: Two courts need to be upgraded to not only provide a playable surface for their increasing membership, but for an opportunity to host regional and NSW sanctioned tournaments.


San Remo Neighbourhood Centre Inc

Opportunity Knocks: A social enterprise project to help change the dilapidated shops and foreshore along Liamena Avenue by bringing socialisation, volunteering and street life to the precinct





Major Projects Fund

  • Central Coast announced projects under the $9 million stronger communities fund in February 2017.
  • These projects are:




Disability Matters

Improved accessibility to natural spaces across the Coast


Community Facilities

Access and inclusion upgrades to community facilities across the Coast


San Remo BMX facility

New amenities


Peninsula Leisure Centre, Woy Woy

Starting blocks and electronic timing system


Foreshore stabilisation

Brisbane Water Foreshore, adjacent to Elfin Hill Road Reserve, Green Point


Playground renovation / upgrade

Niagara Park Children’s Centre and Umina Child Care Centre


Alan Davidson Oval, Wyoming

Drainage and irrigation system installation


Austin Butler Oval and Woy Woy Tennis Courts

Shared amenities redevelopment


Avoca Beach

Foreshore protection works (stage 1)


Terrigal CBD

Traffic flow and pedestrian movement improvements





Scot MacDonald MLC - 0408 450 032
Adam Crouch MP - 4365 1906