30 May 2024


Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today expressed his excitement and congratulations on Kiama winning the highly acclaimed 2024 NSW Top Tourism Town Awards.

19 Aug 2020

Local Tourism Champions Share Their Stories In New Video Series

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced that a group of local tourism industry champions from across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven have shared their inspiring stories in a video series that takes future holidaymakers behind the scenes to motivate them to support local when planning their next escape once non-essential travel advice is updated.

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.

19 Jul 2018

Statement: No Development of Blowhole Point

I am shocked and totally appalled by proposals to overdevelop Blowhole Point.

The land in question is Crown Land not Council or private land. I will not support any proposal which destroys the very reason why people came to our beautiful community in the first place.

I am concerned about overdevelopment in our community and will ensure that the overwhelming view of local residents’ voices are heard and that the cabins remain in place.