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Community Grant Case Studies

Laurieton Men’s Shed

In 2018 the Laurieton Men’s Shed were successful in obtaining a General Community Grant for the purchase of a car hoist.


The members of the shed use the hoist to teach basic mechanical skills to local school students, work for the dole recipients and for inexperienced shed members to learn new skills. The hoist has enabled the shed’s mechanical workshop to operate in a safer working environment.


 Laurieton Mens Shed

Camden Haven Marine Rescue

In 2019, Camden Haven Marine Rescue improved access and safety into their facility by resurfacing the uneven gravel carpark entrance with a new asphalt surface.


With 60 volunteers operating out of the facility 24 hours per day, seven days a week the upgrade assists in the ensuring that the waters in and around the Camden Haven remain safe for all boat users.


 Camden Haven Marine Rescue

Kendall Men’s Shed

In 2019 the Kendall Men’s Shed purchased two new sanders for their workshop with funds obtained through the Community Grant Program. The members of the shed undertake a wide range of projects individually and to support local community groups.


In late 2019 the group worked in partnership with Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and built an aeroplane inspired piece of playground equipment and two table settings which were installed at the Kew Community Playground.


Kendall Mens Shed 1 Kendall Mens Shed 2

Creek to Creek

Creek to Creek is a community group operating in the Camden Haven, improving the path and facilities along the Queens Lake Walking Trail. In 2018 the group was given a Place Making Grant to install the concrete slab that would house a covered shelter at the Sirius Drive entrance to trail.


The works included a wheel chair friendly access path to the shelter and the table which has been designed to allow a wheel chair to be able to access it. The Place Making Grant was used in conjunction with other funding that paid for the seating and shelter.


Creek to Creek 1 Creek to Creek 2

Port Macquarie Tennis Club

Port Macquarie Tennis Club obtained a General Community Grant in 2019 to install a child safety fence at the club. The fence provides a safety barrier for young children attending the club with their parents.


PMQ Tennis Club


This page was last updated on: 20 January 2020