Consultation plays a key role in helping us to gain a greater understanding of the Illawarra community’s opinions, priorities and expectations.

Community Grants Program

EnergyAustralia Tallawarra provides community funding for local initiatives that will deliver sustainable benefits to the Illawarra region.

EnergyAustralia has two priority areas for grant funding. These are:

  • Education: Funding aimed at promoting education and knowledge acquisition. This can include programs with a social or environmental focus and organisations which support career or skill development. 
  • Social inclusion: Funding aimed at facilitating social inclusion. This is aimed at initiatives that support community cohesion and inclusion for all.  It can include such things as men's sheds, upgrading communal facilities, improving local amenities and supporting vulnerable community members.  

You can read stories about our community grant recipients on the EnergyAustralia blog.

How to apply for a community grant

The 2020 grants round is now closed.

For more information, email:

Community liaison group

We recognise that we have a responsibility to consult with and support the local Illawarra community. Our Community Liaison Group engages with the community on a regular basis. 

Access to community amenities at Lake Illawarra foreshore

Visitors can access the foreshore and surrounding recreational areas using Yallah Bay Road or Gilba Road at Elizabeth Point. Amenities are available to the community near the public car park at the end of Yallah Bay Road.