top of page

Grants & Projects

The HNTG Progress Association supports local projects & applies for grants that deliver positive social, environmental, and recreational outcomes, while also promoting community participation, inclusion & cohesion: having fun, sharing & improving where we live!

Hawks Nest Senior "Live Life" Expo 2 April 2022: $4000

WELL that was FUN!!! - over 1500 people enjoyed the free 40 stalls & Lions BBQ, live entertainment & no rain. A HUGE thank you to the stallholders, volunteers, local businesses and musicians plus NSW Seniors Week and MidCoast Council.

Australia Government Stronger Communities Program SCVIIALY000008


May 2022: Upgraded Audio Visual Equipment: $3300

Funded the purchase of new audio visual equipment for use by the HNTGPA and the wider community. Included portable projector, screen, tripod stand, & digital storage.

Grants & Projects: Services & Programs

Our 2nd Seniors Festival - 11 Feb 2023

This year’s Seniors Expo featured over 45 stalls representing a great range of local service groups, senior support agencies, sporting & social clubs, local businesses, and arts & crafts. The stage featured great live music by local band SAGE, the Tea Gardens School & Community Band, & local musicians, David Peart & Ewald Jordaan. 


Our First Worimi Smoking Ceremony

A Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony was performed by Uncle Justin Ridgeway from the Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council and Murrook Cultural Centre, officially opened our event. Around 1,200 visitors & locals attended.


The event was proudly sponsored by the NSW Government, the HNTGPA and many local community groups & businesses.

Thank you!

Providence Park Annoucement 10 02 23.png

Our biggest grant 2023 (so far!)

The HNTGPA has been a successful recipient for a $117,464 the recent Round Five of the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund to install outdoor exercise equipment in Providence Bay Park, Hawks Nest. 

Exercise Equip R5 SCCF5 0661 B.jpg

Installation Completd 

The project has sucessfully installed three outdoor fitness stations in Providence Bay Park for use by all locals & visitors. These new accessible, safe and durable outdoor gym stations, all on rubber soft fall, enable users to enjoy the coastal environment while improving their strength & fitness. 

HNTGPA coordinates installation of New Welcome Sign for local Volunteer Organisations
- May 2023 - 

‘THE Service Clubs of the Myall Coast Welcome You’ reads the striking new entry sign into Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest, designed and made by local artist and photographer Glen Henry (picture left wuth Bruce Murray). The new sign displays nine local volunteer organisations who all play an important role in our community and who are always happy to welcome new volunteers and/or visitors. The new sign and native garden were all installed by volunteers from the Hawks Nest Tea Gardens Progress Association Incorporated and the Men’s Shed, with expert oversight and hands-on assistance from Glen Henry. Both sides of the new sign feature a stunning coastal image taken from Jimmys Beach out across Port Stephens by the artist.

bottom of page