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.
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.
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.
Installation from May 2023
The project will install 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, will ensure users enjoy the coastal environment while improving their strength & fitness. The project will take around six months to complete & the HNTGPA will keep locals updated on progress & when the new equipment is ready to be used.
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.