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Catastrophic fire danger is forecast for Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter and Illawarra Shoalhaven areas on Tuesday 12 November 2019. High temperatures, strong winds and low humidity are forecast, making conditions dangerous.

A statewide total fire ban remains for the rest of NSW.

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Newcastle Port promenade

NPCC Fund

Published 29th August, 2019

The NSW Government established the Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund to support community projects around the Port of Newcastle.

The Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund (NPCC) provides financial assistance to projects that enhance or maintain landside infrastructure that boosts entertainment and amenity around the Port of Newcastle. 

The NPCC Fund is a competitive, merit-based funding program. Recommendations on projects to be funded will be made by the NPCC Fund Evaluation Panel and relayed to the Deputy Premier for final approval. Successful applications will be announced in December 2019. 

NPCC Round Five is now closed

Areas eligible for the NPCC Fund

NPCCF supports landside projects within the eligible areas highlighted in the map below.

NPCC fund map shows eligible areas include parts of Stockton, Carrington, Islington Park, Walsh Point Reserve and the southern area around the Port of Newcastle. If you are unable to view this map contact us at npcc@dpc.nsw.gov.au
Map data ©2019 Google

Successful projects

The Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation administered this fund from 2014 to 2018. Since its inception, the NPCC Fund has enabled the projects below.

State-of-the art laser projections during the Projecting Newcastle light show at the Port of Newcastle

Projecting Newcastle 

Installation of state-of-the-art laser projectors to beautify the city’s community initiatives and events. Using the same technology used for Vivid in Sydney, the projectors cast images and video in high-definition onto large surfaces and buildings. The projections are visible from the port foreshore, across the harbour.

Cottage Creek Bank Amenity

Cottage Creek Bank Amenity Works 

The creation of a beautiful waterway between the rail line and Honeysuckle Drive that improves the environment for the community. The proposed works, including new plants, sandstone terracing and public spaces greatly improves look and feel of the area around the creek.

Published 29th August, 2019
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