A collaboration of Shellharbour churches, council, business and the community working together to transform our city through service. Our mission is to bring together a group of volunteers from local churches to do work for community, especially (but not limited to) public spaces. This is a unique collaborative approach linking church, business, council and community to serve the city and region.

Inspired by the incredible work being done in Newcastle, we have gathered together to create positive transformation in our city. CityServe provides an outlet for people to give back and serve their community.

Thank you to Shellharbour City Council for their amazing support of CityServe.

Join us today!

2017 Completed Projects

SACYA – Shellharbour Aboriginal Community Youth Association
Address: Oakleigh Park Hall, Warilla
Date: 1st April

The Shellharbour Aboriginal Community Youth Association (SACYA) provides education and lifestyle guidance, as well as advice on matters like health, safe sex and domestic violence, to members of the Aboriginal community between 12 and 24 years of age.

Scope of works:

  • Creating a multi-use environment suitable for after school care
  • Generation of gardens and mulching the surrounding areas
  • Clean gutters on SACYA building and raise gutter outside main entrance
  • Paint SACYA building woodland grey
  • Paint cricket club seating and posts
  • Paint swings and re-mulch (stump-grinding may be required)
  • Install subsoils and excavate a wide, flat swale (allowing access for cricket pitch roller) to drain SACYA building and carpark to stormwater pit outside cricket club
  • Paint cricket club grandstand
  • Stump grind tree roots around outside of cricket field
  • Re-pour southern cricket pitch in nets
  • Remove tennis court fences except for that fronting Shellharbour Road (pending confirmation with SACYA)
  • Remove 3x power poles on eastern side of tennis court
  • Place, level and compact roadbase on driveway


Completed Projects

  • 2016

    Lake Illawarra High School
    Address: 173-179 Reddall Parade, Lake Illawarra
    Date: 10th December

    We are now returning to the High School to pour a large slab of concrete under the pergola and in prep for the BBQ area. Holcim is providing the concrete for this project.

    We have two concreters, however, we are in need of more to assist in preparing the subbase, setting the forms in place, pouring the concrete, screeding etc.

    We are seeking expressions of interest from experienced concreters and volunteer labourers to complete this part of the project.

    Anyone interested is welcomed to contact Leeanne on 0417 027 472.


    Lake Illawarra High School
    Address: 173-179 Reddall Parade, Lake Illawarra
    Date: 15th October

    • General Gardening
    • Painting
    • Revitalise unused land


    Warilla Pool
    Address: 11 Benaud Cres, Warilla
    Date: 13th August

    • Rewiring of chain link fencing near pump shed
    • Install mulch and plants for a garden bed at front, northern end Approx 80 m2
    • Scarfing and removal of trees
    • Group Mulching of tree areas
    • Concreting of garden bed islands around basketball court
    • Areas to be painted
      • Eaves, facia and gutters
      • Seating
      • Office and toilet walls internal
      • Shade structure posts
      • All external doors
      • Painting of pump shed area


    Ron Costello Oval
    Address: Shellharbour
    Date: 14th May

    • Refurbish Ben Fratus garden
    • Mulch around tree gardens
    • Paint perimeter fences around both fields
    • Painting of scoreboard
    • Painting buildings
    • Rubbish clean up
    • Spreading roadbase gravel

  • 2015

    2015 Completed Project

    Oak Flast Pool and Park
    Address: Kingston St & Hope St, Oak Flats
    Date: 10th October
    Harbour Church / SAC / Swim Club – 100 Volunteers. Close pool at 9am.

    • Painting
      • oil treated pine barriers in car park (pre-paint sand blasting required)
      • oil treated pine barriers around park
      • pool block – paint fascias, downpipes
      • southern entrance – paint fascias, gate, eaves
      • toilet block – fascias
      • shelters in park
      • pool sign on south east corner
      • posts on shelter on western side of main pool
      • benches on northern side of main pool
      • posts on shade shelter – northern side of main pool
      • screen on western side of pool (cream)
    • Gardening
      • remove small casuarinas near south east corner
      • mulch around trees in park
      • remove small trees on north side of car park and mulch up garden area
      • mulch up area on western side of pool area (grass area) and plant up (3m X 20m)


    Jock Brown Oval (Barrack Heights) – AFL & Cricket
    Gipps Cres, Barrack Heights
    Date: 17th October

    • Painting
      • club house and toilet block (some bagging required on wall)
      • oil treated pine barriers around oval
      • nets around cricket pitch
      • poles on clubhouse
    • Concrete area between club house and toilet block including paths on each end


    John O’Dwyer Oval (Albion Park Rail) – Little Athletics Club
     Croome Rd Sporting Complex, Croome Rd, Albion Park Rail
    Date: 31th October
    Albion Park Anglican – 100+ Volunteers

    • Painting
      • oil treated pine barriers
      • sand and oil seats (replacement of some timber)
      • mesh cages (2) – scaffolding required
      • marshall stands (2) – metal and wooden seating
    • Long jump area (south western side of oval)
      • concrete area (approx 15m)
      • seating
      • edge long jump track (2)
      • lower grass area – use turf cutter and mini excavator
      • concrete replaced alongside track (5m)
    • Cages
      • concrete inside cages
    • Discuss area
      • aluminium poles
      • sleeves for poles
    • Long jump area (north western side of oval)
      • mound to be lowered (400mm)