Lead Mitigation Grants

The Lead Mitigation Grant Program provides funding to eligible North Lake Macquarie residents who have been adversely impacted by lead contamination resulting from the former Pasminco Cockle Creek Smelter.

The Pasminco smelter, in Boolaroo, operated for more than a century. During this time, airborne pollution resulted in soil contamination in surrounding areas, including lead and other heavy metals. Since the smelter closed in 2003, some remediation work has occurred; however, some soil in the area remains contaminated or potentially contaminated.

To help facilitate improvement of the soil and support the community, the NSW Government has provided $100,000 a year for four years to assist with managing contaminated soil.

How to apply

Review our guidelines

Take a moment to familiarise yourself with the grant guidelines(PDF, 736KB) to ensure you are eligible. The guidelines provide clear information about what activities will be eligible for funding and how applications will be prioritised. For more information on the Lead Mitigation Grant Program please refer to the frequently asked questions(PDF, 934KB)

Applications are now closed. Please check back regularly for updates or contact Council's Sustainability Engagement Officer for more information.

Need help with your application?

Contact Council's Sustainability Engagement Officer on 0417 408 866, 4921 0333 or email leadgrants@lakemac.nsw.gov.au to discuss.