Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund

This fund was previously administered by HCCDC from 2014-18.
For information about current applications, visit

The Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund (NPCC) is funding that supports community infrastructure around the Port of Newcastle, to improve amenity and community access to spaces around the Port.

HCCDC administered the fund from 2014-18, supporting a variety of initiatives including:

  • Enhancement of public domain, amenity and recreation facilities
  • Community events and festivals
  • Heritage restoration
  • Public art installation, placemaking and activation

The NPCC recipients from 2014-18 are listed below.

For information about applications and recipients from 2019 onwards, visit

Examples of NPCC supported initiatives:

Funding recipients 2014-18

Newcastle City Council - Throsby Creek Clean Up
$10,000  |  Completed May 2019
Funding to clean up Throsby Creek.

William the Fourth Inc - William the Fourth Home Berth
$137,000  |  Completed October 2018
Provision of berthing facilities at Honeysuckle's Lee Wharf for William the Fourth, a historic steam-powered ocean-going vessel.

Newcastle City Council - Nobbys Surf Clubhouse Renovation
$500,000  |  Completed October 2017 
Refurbishment of Nobby's Surf Life Saving Club Pavilion including dressing rooms, kiosk, kitchen, function space and public toilets.

Carrington Community Council  |  Carrington Community Cricket Nets
$45,000   |  Completed March 2018
Construction of two practice cricket nets at Connolly Park Oval, Carrington.

Honeysuckle Community Group  |  Honeysuckle Winter Heat Festival 2017
$50,000  |  Completed July 2017
Funding supported the Winter Heat activation event in Honeysuckle attracting thousands of attendees.

William the Fourth Inc  |  Re-launch of William the Fourth
$170,000  |  Completed May 2017
Funding to support restoration of the historic vessel.

Port of Newcastle Investments (Property) Trust -
Carrington Hydraulic Engine House: Heritage Restoration and Community Space

$500,000  |  Completed October 2019
Restoration of the exterior of the Carrington Hydraulic Engine House built in 1877.


Newcastle Business Improvement Association (T/A Newcastle Now) -
Nobby's Lighthouse Redevelopment Stage 2 - Community Viewing and Picnic Decks

$500,000*  |  Project did not proceed
*Unused funding (due to project not proceeding) was rolled into Round 4.

Stockton Historical Society Inc  |  Stockton Historical Walk
$22,080  |  Completed March 2018
Historical interpretive signage installed in and around Stockton foreshore.

Rotary Club of Newcastle Inc  |  'Light Up Newcastle' Lantern Walk 2018
$50,000  |  Completed February 2018
Funding supported a Chinese New Year themed Lantern Walk along Honeysuckle promenade.

University of Newcastle - Placemaking in Honeysuckle
$135,796  |  Completed February 2019
Placemaking initiatives including the Hidden Honeysuckle Stories App, the Movable Feast, Honeysuckle Hopscotch a painted ground installation on Harbour Square, the Chatterbox shipping container installation and Honeysuckle Lights lighting projections.

UrbanGrowth NSW - 'The Flyer' Public Art Installation at The Station
$148,100  |  Completed January 2019
Design and construction of 'The Flyer' public art piece installed at The Station, Newcastle.

UrbanGrowth NSW - Honeysuckle Open Space
$365,000  |  Completed June 2019
Revitalisation of open space and construction of new footpath in Brake Block Park connecting Honeysuckle to the Museum Place precinct

Newcastle City Council - South Stockton Reserves Active Hub
$450,000  |  Completed June 2019
Construction of urban skate plaza and childrens adventure playground in Stockton.

Mission to Seafarers - Port of Newcastle Seafarer Activation
$50,000  |  Completed December 2018
Provision of a new mini bus for the Mission to Seafarers Council.

University of Newcastle - Honeysuckle Lights: Lightscape
$74,336  |  Active Funding
Light projections onto Honeysuckle buildings.

Newcastle City Council - Camp Shortland Precinct Activation
$445,000  |  Active Funding
Design and construction of a playground and active space at Camp Shortland.

Hunter Water Corporation - Cottage Creek Bank Amenity Works
$450,000  |   Active Funding
Design, build and landscaping of Cottage Creek to create green public space.  Currently in design phase.

GrainCorp Operations Ltd - Projecting Newcastle
$332,000*  |  Project did not proceed
*Unused funding (due to project not proceeding) rolled into Round 5 or Round 6 (as determined by Regional NSW who now administer NPCC).

HCCDC no longer administers the NPCC fund. 

For information about applications please visit or email [email protected]