Port Community Fund

The Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund (NPCC) supports new community infrastructure projects around the Port of Newcastle aimed at improving amenity and community access.

Funds are provided for projects through an annual grants program to community groups, not-for-profits, local councils, state government agencies as well as  land owning or managing agencies or organisations.

Round 4 has now closed.  We anticipate that the outcome of the submissions will be announced by the end of the year. 


Eligible Project Areas

Round 4 of the NPCC called for projects that benefit the community within the environs of the Port of Newcastle. To see more detail about the port area, view the interactive version of the Map.


all applications for Newcastle Port community projects must be within this area

Recent projects

Some recently completed projects include the renovation of Nobbys Beach Pavilion, clubhouse and changeroom upgrades, new cricket nets for the Carrington community, Honeysuckle Winter Heat Festival, and the Light up Newcastle Lantern Walk. 

In 2017, NPCC supported an exciting project for the Stockton community, with Newcastle City Council successfully securing significant funds towards an urban skate plaza and children’s adventure playground, the ‘The South Stockton Reserve’s Active Hub’.

Funded Projects

Projects funded from the 2017 Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund include:

  • $450,000 towards a $1.25 million ‘active hub’ featuring a skate plaza and children’s adventure playground as well as barbeque and picnic facilities in Griffith Park, South Stockton
  • The ‘Newcastle Flyer’ steam train public art installation at the former Newcastle Station ($148,000)
  • The Light-up Newcastle Chinese Lantern Walk ($50,000)
  • $22,000 for historical interpretive signage for the Stockton Historical Walk on the Stockton Foreshore shared pathway
  • Five research-based place activation initiatives to be conducted by the University of Newcastle School of Architecture in the Honeysuckle public domain ($135,000)
  • $365,000 for the upgrade of Council-owned open space landscaping near "Wine Selectors" and Lee Wharf residential apartments in Honeysuckle to help better link the Civic area to the harbour