GERRINGONG Rugby League Football Club has launched a petition seeking state government assistance to extend its clubhouse and install the new lift.
The lift, designed to make access to the existing clubhouse safer for elderly members and easier to move stock.
It was funded by grants from the state government and Kiama Municipal Council and the Gerringong club itself.
"We have the lift, all we need to do now is install it and we are hoping that we can secure funds to finish that work and help get the footings laid for the extension before the start of the 2014 South Coast Rugby League season - our centenary year," club spokesman John Quinn said.
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward suggested the club launch the petition.
NSW Treasurer Mike Baird said the Community Building Program was all about having parliamentary members throughout the state having the capacity to assist community groups.
"The state government looks after the big projects, but Gareth Ward was keen for me to come along and look at this project," Mr Baird said.
"The Gerringong football club is a big part of the town with lots of members and every dollar they get is very important to them.
"The club has a great tradition, in fact I asked earlier if this year's grand final win was close and found out it had been decided by two field goals.
"This is what it's all about - an amazing club with an amazing history and we are delighted to be able to come along on Gareth's request."
Mr Baird, who was accompanied by Mr Ward and new Minister for Sport Gabrielle Upton, was impressed by the ground and facilities.
Mr Quinn said the club appreciated the continued support of Mr Ward and the club hoped to speak to Kiama council in the near future in relation to the clubhouse extension.
Earlier in the day, Mr Ward and Ms Upton visited Chittick Oval where the new junior league canteen and change rooms were nearing completion.