Stronger Country Communities Grants


Byron Shire Council has been applying for Stronger Country Communities grant funding since its inception in 2017. 

We have successfully obtained 16 grants, worth $2,900,503. These have directly contributed to the construction and upgrade of numerous community facilities across the Shire.

Stronger Country Communities Fund Round Three


In 2019, Council was successful in obtaining two new grants through Round 3 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund program.

Worth a total of $197,396, these two grants continue our commitment to provide new and updated facilities for the community. 

Ocean Shores Community Centre 

One of the grants involves upgrade works to the Ocean Shores Community Centre, to increase spaces for youth and community services in Ocean Shores.  This includes:

  • a new roof
  • extra meeting rooms
  • covering for the verandah
  • accessible pathway from Rajah Road. 

Bayshore Drive Pocket Park 

The other grant will provide a much needed public green space in the Byron Arts and Industry Precinct.

Situated on the corner of Bayshore Drive and Banksia Street, Council will design and build a pocket park, delivering the first project from the Byron Arts and Industry Precinct Plan.

Project Name

Grant Amount

Creating space for youth and community services in Ocean Shores



Social Connections in the Byron Arts and Industry Precinct $56,096



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Stronger Country Communities Fund Round Two


In 2018, after consultation with the community, Council submitted 34 applications to the Stronger Country Community Fund. The field was very competitive, with around 1000 applications received state wide. 

After careful deliberation the NSW Government confirmed the successful applicants, and Council and community groups were delighted to discover that we had been successful for 11 grant funded projects.

The successful 2018 applications include:

Project name Grant amount

Connecting Suffolk Park’s Cyclists to Byron Bay (Project Coordinator: Byron Shire Council)


Resurfacing of two synthetic tennis courts, replacement of four net posts at Booyong Recreation Reserve (Project Coordinator: Booyong Public Recreation and Preservation of Native Flora Trust)



The Mullumbimby Gateway – Repair and Renew (Project Coordinator: Mullumbimby Gateway)


Refurbishment and Equipment Supply for the Lone Goat Community Gallery, Byron Bay -2018 (Project contact: Lone Goat Board of Management)


Construction of amenities building, toilet/change rooms with associated infrastructure at the Eureka Public Recreation Reserve (Project Coordinator: Eureka and District Sports Club Inc)


Byron Shire Flood Warning Network(Project Coordinator: Byron Shire Council)


Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club – Roof sheeting replacement & exterior painting works (Project Coordinator: Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club)


Refurbishment of CWA Hall, Brunswick Heads (Project Coordinator: Brunswick Heads CWA)


Refurbishment of the Mullumbimby War Widow’s Cottage bathroom, laundry and training room for youth activities (Project Coordinator: Byron Youth Services)


Refurbishment of the Brunswick Valley Historical Society Inc’s (BVHS) Museum buildings in Mullumbimby (Project Coordinator: Brunswick Valley Historical Society)


Refurbishment and enhancement to the Drill Hall building of the Mullumbimby District Cultural Centre (Project Coordinator: Mullumbimby District Cultural Centre)



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