|Port Stephens Council has announced a community grant of $26,712 shared between five local community groups to empower the Aboriginal community.
Port Stephens Mayor, Ryan Palmer said successful projects range from connecting children to Country, the creation of digital resources and keeping culture alive through song, dance, art and products.
Salamander Childcare Centre has been granted $5,000 by Port Stephens Council to run the Wayapa Program, engaged by Sarah Corrigan from Rainbow Crow to run sessions focusing on connecting children to Country through movement, stories and walks.
Salamander Childcare Centre Director, Daniel Freeman said that by having Sarah at the centre, they’ve enhanced their curriculum.
Other recipients include Seaham Preschool ($3,712), Anna Bay Public School ($6,000), Midnight Dreaming Studio ($6,000) and Capital Chemist Raymond Terrace ($6,000).
Port Stephens is a significant economic hub and forms an integral part of the Hunter Region, the largest regional economy in Australia. Port Stephens Council is committed to leading an integrated and collaborative approach to creating a liveable and vibrant Port Stephens, which in turn, supports local economic growth.