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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Port Stephens organisations to share in $300,000

Seventeen community organisations in Port Stephens will share in $300,000 worth of state grants.

Schools, youth groups and sporting clubs were the big winners this year, with funding awarded in all corners of the electorate from the 2020 NSW Community Building Partnership program.

The largest grant will go to the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Life Saving Club, which picked up $50,000 to repair and replace the clubhouse roof and gutters.  

The Anna Bay All Abilities Playground is also scheduled to collect $30,000 in seed-funding to kick-start that important community project.

Iona Public School in Woodville will receive $30,000 to upgrade its playground area, and the Tilligerry Scouts will pocket $22,000 to install rooftop solar to improve the functionality of its community hall.

“I am so pleased to be able to support these 17 projects right across the electorate with grant funding,” Port Stephens MP Kate Washington said.

“This year, it was our local schools, youth groups and sporting clubs that received the largest share of this program, with much-needed funding going towards really worthwhile projects.

“Every application for this grant was deserving, especially given fundraising has been difficult in 2020. I wish all of them could have been successful.

“Thank you to all of the hardworking community organisations that applied and congratulations to those that were successful.”

More than $1.5 million worth of applications were received in 2020, with $300,000 available to local projects in Port Stephens under the grant program.

Iona Public SchoolUpgrade of playgroundWoodville$30,000
Soldiers Point Public SchoolInstallation and upgrade of water bubblersSoldiers Point$19,935
Anna Bay Public SchoolUpgrade and refurbish netball court areaAnna Bay$16,052

Youth Groups/Facilities
Anna Bay All Abilities Recreational Play ParkSeed funding to clear and prepare site, including landscapingAnna Bay$30,000
Tilligerry ScoutsRooftop solar and battery installation for Scout Hall.Tanilba Bay$21,990
Nelson Bay Girl GuidesMaintenance and repairs of Guide HallNelson Bay$12,995
PCYC Raymond TerraceFit for Life boxing program – room fit outRaymond Terrace$12,000
Raymond Terrace ScoutsBathroom upgrades and renovationRaymond Terrace$6127

Sporting Clubs/Facilities
Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Lifesaving ClubRepair of clubhouse roof and replacement of gutteringHawks Nest$50,000
Novacare Community ServicesPurchase of electric bike for Cycling Without Age programSalamander Bay$16,049
Port Stephens CouncilConstruction of a children’s bicycle circuit at Seaham ParkSeaham$15,000
Port Stephens Dragon Boat ClubPurchase of new 10-seater Dragon BoatSoldiers Point$12,210
Hunter Valley Motorcycle ClubPurchase of new lawn mower to maintain facilitiesEagleton$7500
Nelson Bay Croquet ClubInstallation of two new shade sheltersNelson Bay$5000

Myall Coast RadioConstruct community radio station studioTea Gardens$18,142
Port Stephens Church of ChristUpgraded carport and undercover areaSalt Ash$15,000
Tilligerry Community AssociationConstruction of footpath from Lemon Tree Passage Road to Pershing PlaceTanilba Bay$12,000