GERRINGONG Rugby League Club's dreams of a comprehensive extension to its clubhouse and facilities have received a boost with $105,000 from the state government and Kiama Municipal Council.
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward presented a cheque for $55,000, matched with $50,000 from Kiama council to help fund the new facility.
The building will be the highlight of the Lions 100th year celebrations.
"We announced we would be seeking assistance for the club several months ago and also launched petitions in local businesses, and the work was well worth it as we can announce this fantastic result for the club," Mr Ward said.
"The overall amount is a great example of what can be achieved with the state government and local government working together."
Kiama Mayor Brian Petschler said the council was delighted to receive a request from Mr Ward for assistance.
"Our contribution wouldn't have been possible if it hadn't been for a call from Gareth, and we see this as turning our investment of $50,000 into more than $100,000, and it will also be a great community facility," Mr Petschler said.
Lions president Daryll Hobbs paid tribute to both Mr Ward and Kiama council as well as his club's volunteers.
"What you see here is the result of a lot of hard work from our wonderful workers, and we eagerly look forward to getting our new building started and adding to the value of the clubhouse as a community facility," Mr Hobbs said.