social and economic support

09 Oct 2018

Funding Open For Grassroots Regional Events

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward MP and Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock have today announced that the NSW Government is calling for organisers of all new events planned to be held across the Illawarra and South Coast from January to June next year, to apply for grants of up to $20,000 to help attract more visitors and boost local economies.

28 Sep 2018

Grants to Protect Our Local Environment And Reduce Waste

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward MP has today announced today that $500,000 funding in grants is available to combat illegal dumping and grants of up to $200,000 are now open to support innovative projects to develop markets for compost made from recycled food and garden waste. 

25 Sep 2018

Relief For Local Community Preschools

Parliamentary Secretary for Education Gareth Ward MP today announced that services looking after our State’s littlest learners in the Kiama electorate will have some relief during this tough drought period, with the NSW Government announcing a $3 million package to provide financial support for community preschools in NSW.

24 Sep 2018

Planning policy changes improve Port Kembla operations

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward MP has today announced that a change to the NSW Government planning policy covering land around the State’s three largest ports will enable Port Kembla to operate more efficiently with its day-to-day activities. 

24 Sep 2018

Beach Safety Goes Sky-High This Summer

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today welcomed the expansion of the New South Wales Government’s drone program for local beaches.