Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund

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

Newcastle Port promenade


$1.1 million for community projects through Round Six

Eleven community projects showcasing the history and vibrancy of Newcastle Port will be delivered with funding from NPCC Fund Round Six (2020).  

A total of $1.1 million will be provided to support the local projects, the majority of which will be delivered by not for profit, community organisations, and council. 

Since 2014, the NPCC Fund has supported 22 projects to a value of $4.8 million which have provided direct benefit to the community of Newcastle. Round Six brings those numbers to $5.9 million for 33 community projects. 

Projects being funded under Round Six are:

  • Chopper Birdman Challenge Event
  • Community Sailing as part of SailFest Newcastle Regatta 2021 
  • Customs House time ball/clock lighting and restoration 
  • Electric Car for Mission to Seafarers Newcastle 
  • Foreshore Park Livvi’s Place Inclusive Playspace 
  • Fortress Newcastle Exhibition (Stage 2) 
  • Honeysuckle Smart Shelters 
  • Seabin STEM Litter Prevention Workshops 
  • Stockton Norm Bassan Lions Park Memorial 
  • Throsby Creek Walkway Solar Lighting 
  • Reinstall Sails to William the Fourth project 

About the Fund

The NPCC Fund is a competitive, merit-based program that financially supports projects that revitalise the Port of Newcastle and surrounding areas (NPCC Fund Project Area) for the benefit of the community.

The Port of Newcastle (the Port) is Australia’s oldest export port and Novocastrians are justifiably proud of its history. The Port is a central part of this vibrant city, bordered by parks and walkways, culturally significant sites, unique architecture, cafés and restaurants.

To support the vibrancy of the Port, the NSW Government allocates up to $1 million each year to fund projects that make the harbour a preferred place to live, work and play.

Grants are provided to projects that benefit the environment, public domain, infrastructure, heritage restoration, activation, smart technology or community.

Since 2014, the NPCC Fund has supported 22 projects to a value of $4.8 million which have provided direct benefit to the community of Newcastle. This investment has delivered significant improvements and new opportunities for the local community including:

  • the construction of a skate plaza and adventure playground at the South Stockton Active Hub
  • the Carrington Pumphouse restoration works
  • the design and construction of a playground and active space at Camp Shortland
  • the construction of Awabakal ancestral remains monument, to honour the indigenous people of Newcastle
  • the construction of two practice cricket nets at Carrington
  • funding for the Winter Heat event in Honeysuckle
  • the clean-up of Throsby Creek
  • the Chinese New Year Lantern Walk along the Honeysuckle promenade. 

Newcastle precinct

Eligible applicants could apply for funding from $10,000 up to $500,000 (exclusive of GST) for projects that enhance or maintain landside infrastructure and provide community amenity around the Port.

Get in touch with us:

Regional Development – Hunter and Central Coast
Department of Regional NSW


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