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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. Applications are invited and should to meet the program’s eligibility requirements as they will be evaluated against the assessment criteria.

Recommendations on projects to be funded will be made by the NPCC Fund Evaluation Panel and relayed to the Deputy Premier for final approval. 

Round Five of the Fund is now open.

NPCC Fund Round Five

  • Up to $1 milllion is available for the NPCC Fund Round Five.
  • Funding requests must be for between $10,000 and $500,000 exclusive of GST.
  • Projects must be for environmental and public infrastructure projects and precinct activation projects.

All cost estimates should be supported by at least one competitive quote. Any project co-funding must be confirmed in writing by the contributing organisation. Funding can only be used for external third-party costs directly associated with delivering project activities. 

Applications close on 7 October 2019.

Key dates

Applications open 28 August 2019
Information session at Dobell Room, Rydges Newcastle, Cnr Wharf Rd and Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle
4 September 2019, 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Applications close 7 October 2019, 11:59 pm 
Evaluation panel assessment and approval process October to November 2019
Successful applications announced  December 2019

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
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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