LIGHTING UP PORT-SIDE: GrainCorp will receive funding to upgrade the projectors it uses to light up its silos. Picture: Marina NeilFive projects on Newcastle’s foreshore will receivea total of $1.35 millionfrom theHunter andCentral Coast Development Corporation’s 2018 Port Community Contribution Fund, including two projects that will illuminate the harbour.
Scot MacDonald MLC, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, announced the successful applicants for the funding on Friday, October 19.
“I am pleased to announce that a good mixture of community activation and port-side infrastructure works make up this year’s successful projects,” Mr MacDonald said.
GrainCorp will receive $332,000 to go towards“state-of-the-art”lightingto projectimages and videos on its Carrington silos in high-definition.
The company said the projectors will be the “the same technology used fortheSydney Vivid Light Festival”, allowingthe projectionsto bevisible from across the harbour.
BEAUTIFICATION: An artist’s impression of what Cottage Creek could look like after beautification works. Picture: Supplied
Another successful project, put forward by the University of Newcastle, will also use digital projection to illuminate Brake Block Park, agreen-space located at 101 Honeysuckle Drive.
A project led by Hunter Water to explore the beautification of the Cottage Creek storm water channel received $450,000, the largest single grant inthe funding round.
“Pending environmental investigations, community engagement, design and approvals, the project could see new vegetation, open areas and promenades introduced along the storm water channel, stretching from the rail line to Honeysuckle Drive,” Mr MacDonald said.
A minibus for theSeafarer Volunteer Service, andthe Council’s Camp Shortland precinct activation works, will also benefit from the fund.
The Newcastle Port Community Contribution Fund supplies annual grants, totallingmore than $1 million,to support community infrastructure around the Port of Newcastle to improve amenity and community access.
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