Stronger Communities Fund Program

Council is supporting 27 local community groups from across the Georges River Council area as part of the Stronger Communities Fund Program.

Established by the NSW Government in 2016, the Stronger Communities Fund Program was designed to provide newly amalgamated Councils with funding to kick start the delivery of projects, improve local infrastructure, services and support community groups.

As part of the program, $1 million was allocated for local not-for-profit community groups to apply for grants up to $50,000.

Financial Reporting Requirements

Please note there are new financial reporting requirements for recipients of Council funding. Please view the Grants and Sponsorship homepage for details.

The Georges River Council Stronger Communities Fund recipients are:

Community Development


Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation


3Bridges, The IDF of St George, Sunnyhaven and Civic


CanRevive Inc.


Project Youth


The Kogarah Storehouse


Kogarah Community Services


Verge Collaborative Limited


Resourceful Australian Indian Network Inc.


Cultural and Arts Development


St George Creative Art & Craft Centre


Shopfront Arts Co. Op. Ltd.


Jubilee Community Services Inc.


Fiestaville Multicultural Arts Inc




Australian Macedonian Theatre of Sydney Inc.


Environment and Conservation


St George Arts and Entertainment Centre Inc.


Lugarno Progress Association Inc.


Beverley Park Golf Club Limited


OFFCS Inc with Oatley Heritage and History Society; Lugarno Progress Association; Menai Wildflower Group and Friends of Oatley


Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society Inc (OFFCS)


Jubilee Community Services Inc.


Sport and Recreation


Renown United Sports Club Inc.


NSW Cycling 


St George Cycling Club


Oatley RSL Soccer


Olds Park Netball Association Inc.


Connells Point Rovers Football Club


St Joseph's Riverwood Sports Club


Georges River Council is allocating more than $9 million in additional funding to a number of community-orientated projects and initiatives, in an effort to improve local infastructure and community services throughout the local government area.

Project Name


Community Amenities Building- Peakhurst Park (Eastern end), Peakhurst


Gannons Park Stormwater Harvesting & Irrigation Project, Peakhurst Heights

Community Amenities Building- Riverwood Park, Riverwood $800,000
Community Amenities Building Renown Park, Penshurst $1,200,000
New or upgraded public toilet facilities at Oatley Memorial Gardens- including disabled toilet $250,000
Community Pavillion Amenities Building- Harold Fraser Oval, Kogarah Bay $1,100,000
New Public Toilet Facilities- Carss Bush Park, Carss Park $350,000
Georges RIver Aquatic Facilities Refurbishment Program $1,000,000
Sport Amenities Building- Claydon Reserve $600,000
Customer Service Hubs (Stage 1: Kogarah Library- roof replacement, customer service one-stop-shop and technology upgrade; Stage 2: public Wi-Fi in Kogarah, Beverly Hills and Riverwood Town Centres; Stage 3: Roll-out of Wi-Fi in other town centres) $1,500,000
Town Centres 'Place-Making and Economic Devlopment Program (Public domain works, job expo, business attraction and investment activation of centres, retail strategy, footway dining projects, shop-front makeovers and easy-to-do business program) $1,100,000
Shade Structure- Carss Cottage Museum Carss Bush Park $40,000


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