Port of Newcastle CEO Craig Carmody today joined Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Taylor Martin to announce the latest recipients of the Newcastle Community Contribution Fund.
Eight projects will share in $1 million in funding under round seven, which include upgrades to the Carrington Bowling Club, the renewal of the Stockton Community War Memorial and work to revitalise the façade of Victoria Theatre.
Making Waves will also receive funding to expand its Newcastle program to provide further sailing opportunities for people with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Port of Newcastle CEO Craig Carmody said, “Port of Newcastle is closely connected to its surrounding community, giving our local community a strong sense of connectivity and belonging to the Port.
“With the port footprint playing such a significant role in employment and economic impact, we are delighted to ensure our community is able to further benefit through the Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund.”
The Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund is administered by the NSW Government.
Round Seven projects:
- $298,000 – Making Waves Foundation Newcastle Program expansion to boost sailing opportunities for people with physical or intellectual disabilities
- $233,390 – Foreshore Park Amenities and Changing Places to service the neighbouring play space and broader parklands
- $138,575 – Activation of the Delprat Cottage and garden through an educational and artistic program
- $121,000 – Victoria Theatre Façade Revitalisation to improve safety and accessibility
- $56,500 – Main entrance upgrade at Stockton Bowling Club to improve access
- $40,000 – Stockton Community War Memorial Renewal
- $81,863 – Construction of a multi-purpose outdoor function area at Carrington Bowling Club
- $30,672 – The Lock Up’s ‘Art in the Yard’ free creative activities for kids
For more information, visit www.nsw.gov.au/regional-nsw/newcastle-port-community-contribution-fund