LIBERAL candidate Ann Sudmalis' election to the seat of Gilmore could be bittersweet for the Kiama municipality, with some projects honoured and others potentially cast aside.
Kiama is set to receive $150,000 for CCTV cameras as part of the Safer Streets Safe Communities program.
Young people will be able to take advantage of two Green Army projects - one at Jerrara Arboretum and Wetlands Reserve and the other at the Killalea Reserve cycleway to Minnamurra - to gain work skills and qualifications.
The sinking Berry School of Arts will receive $300,000 for urgent repairs to foundations and cracking in its walls.
For motorists travelling south, planning for the third Shoalhaven River crossing will benefit from a $10 million investment.
However, the community is unlikely to receive $1.25 million in Regional Development Australia funding for the Gerringong Library and Museum project.
Nor is it likely to receive a further $400,000 from the RDA for upgrades to Kiama Harbour.
The funds were approved before the caretaker period. However, the fund is set to be replaced with a National Stronger Regions Fund, which will focus on areas of high unemployment.
Nationals leader Warren Truss said projects without a contract signed would be treated as Labor election promises. But Labor candidate Neil Reilly said he had understood the funds were in the budget regardless of who won the election.
"It stinks," he said of the possible redirection of funds. "These were grant applications that have been accepted.
"It's a pity the Abbott government's first cuts will be right here in Gilmore."
Before the election, Ms Sudmalis claimed the funds did not exist in the budget.
Whether Gerringong and Gerroa will receive fibre to the premises or fibre to the node as part of the National Broadband Network rollout is also unclear.
Ms Sudmalis did not respond to calls before deadline.