Applications now open to revitalise Newcastle Port Precinct

Applications now open to revitalise Newcastle Port Precinct

Innovative community projects will help guide the future of Australia’s oldest harbour, the Port of Newcastle. Applications are now open for Round Eight of the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, Paul Toole said up to $2 million will be available under Round Eight for projects that will revitalise the Port and surrounding areas for the community and visitors.

“The Port of Newcastle is a vital economic, industrial and tourist hub and this round of funding will help deliver projects that will further showcase the area’s rich history as well as provide economic stimulus and a boost to tourism,” Paul said.

“The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government understands the potential of the historic Port of Newcastle and we continue to showcase that supporting projects will benefit the wider community and give visitors even more reasons to stay.”

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Taylor Martin said areas surrounding the Port have seen significant revitalisation in recent years through projects undertaken by local groups.

“The Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund has backed 41 diverse and high-quality projects worth $6.9 million since 2014, which are all helping to deliver ongoing benefits for the Newcastle community,” Taylor said.

“The program recently delivered funding for projects including the restoration of the Stockton Community War Memorial, the expansion of a sailing program for people with disabilities and upgrades to the Carrington Bowling Club.”

The Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund provides grants of between $50,000 and $500,000 for projects that benefit the environment, public domain, infrastructure, heritage restoration, activation, smart technology, or communities.

The increase of the minimum grant amount to $50,000 under Round Eight will enable the Fund to attract larger-scale community infrastructure projects, delivering increased public amenity to the area.

IMAGE | Newcastle Harbour.

NSW Government

The Government of New South Wales, also known as the NSW Government, is the Australian state democratic administrative authority of New South Wales. It is currently held by a coalition of the Liberal Party and the National Party. The Government of New South Wales, a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, was formed in 1856 as prescribed in its Constitution, as amended from time to time. Since the Federation of Australia in 1901, New South Wales has been a state of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Constitution of Australia regulates its relationship with the Commonwealth. Under the Australian Constitution, New South Wales, as with all states, ceded legislative and judicial supremacy to the Commonwealth, but retained powers in all matters not in conflict with the Commonwealth.

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