$300,000 in community grants secured for Port Stephens electorate

Kate Washington MP with volunteers from the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Lifesaving Club.


SEVENTEEN local community organisations in Port Stephens will share in $300,000 in grants secured by local State MP, Kate Washington.

R & R PropertyAdvertise with News of The Area today.
It’s worth it for your business.
Message us.
Phone us – (02) 4981 8882.
Email us – [email protected]

Schools, youth groups and sporting clubs were the big winners this year, with grants awarded in all corners of the Port Stephens electorate.

Three schools, five youth groups, six sporting facilities, and three community facilities will receive funds from the 2020 NSW Community Building Partnership program.

The largest grant will go to Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Lifesaving Club, receiving $50,000 to repair and replace the clubhouse roof and gutters.

The Anna Bay All Abilities Playground will receive $30,000 in seed-funding to kick-start that important community project.

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

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

“This year, it was our local schools, youth groups and sporting clubs that received the largest share of this grant 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 this year,” concluded Ms Washington.

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

A full list of the grants awarded by Kate Washington under the Community Building Partnership program is below.

Iona Public School Upgrade of playground Woodville $30,000
Soldiers Point Public School Installation and upgrade of water bubblers Soldiers Point $19,935
Anna Bay Public School Upgrade and refurbish netball court area Anna Bay $16,052
Youth Groups/Facilities
Anna Bay All Abilities Recreational Play Park Seed funding to clear and prepare site, including landscaping Anna Bay $30,000
Tilligerry Scouts Rooftop solar and battery installation for Scout Hall. Tanilba Bay $21,990
Nelson Bay Girl Guides Maintenance and repairs of Guide Hall Nelson Bay $12,995
PCYC Raymond Terrace Fit for Life boxing program – room fit out Raymond Terrace $12,000
Raymond Terrace Scouts Bathroom upgrades and renovation Raymond Terrace $6,127
Sporting Clubs/Facilities
Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Lifesaving Club Repair of clubhouse roof and replacement of guttering Hawks Nest $50,000
Novacare Community Services Purchase of electric bike for Cycling Without Age program Salamander Bay $16,049
Port Stephens Council Construction of a children’s bicycle circuit at Seaham Park Seaham $15,000
Port Stephens Dragon Boat Club Purchase of new 10-seater Dragon Boat Soldiers Point $12,210
Hunter Valley Motorcycle Club Purchase of new lawn mower to maintain facilities Eagleton $7,500
Nelson Bay Croquet Club Installation of two new shade shelters Nelson Bay $5,000
Myall Coast Radio Construct community radio station studio Tea Gardens $18,142
Port Stephens Church of Christ Upgraded carport and undercover area Salt Ash $15,000
Tilligerry Community Association Construction of footpath from Lemon Tree Passage Road to Pershing Place Tanilba Bay $12,000



The smiling faces of young members of the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Lifesaving Club with Kate Washington MP.



Kate Washington MP with the team behind the Anna Bay All Abilities Playground.


Leave a Reply