1970s-1990s : Minnamurra subdivision and the Gainsborough Estate subdivision were developed during the 1970s. Kiama opened their first pre-school. Various historical buildings were either demolished or saved from demolition. The telephone exchange closed down and phone numbers switched to an automated service. Bluehaven and Mayflower Retirement Villages started to be built. The Bombo sewerage plant was established.
The 1980s was a decade of devlopment. The Retirement Villages were completed, the Leisure Centre was built, the Kiama bypass was constructed.
A section on the Aborigines of Kiama from 1797-1933.