The Bicentenary of Port Macquarie is an opportunity for our community and visitors to come together and commemorate our past; our present and our future across a range of year-round activities. Plans include transforming the township with activation and capital infrastructure projects which support our current and future community, and growing number of visitors to our region.
A program consisting of Council and community-led activities and initiatives is being planned for 10 - 18 April 2021 with Council working together with the Local Aboriginal Land Council representatives to identify appropriate activities throughout the identified period and recognise sites of historical and cultural significance. In recognition of the Port Macquarie landing site at Town Green, a focus on aquatic events on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April 2021 will see invitations extended to national historic maritime associations to visit and engage with on-water activities, coordinated with local on-water groups and clubs. In addition, Council with support from the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), will also encourage a day of community activity on Sunday 18 April 2021 to encourage broad engagement across the region.
Have a great idea to commemorate the Port Macquarie-Hastings Bicentenary?
The Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Community Grants is offering an extra-ordinary Bicentenary Grants category to provide funding support, up to a maximum of $5,000 per project for community projects and activities during the identified event period (10-18 April 2021) which commemorate the history, the heritage and people who make our region what it is. Projects should align with the objectives of the Port Macquarie-Hastings Community Strategic Plan and will need to commence after 1 January 2021 and be completed by 30 June 2021. Visit https://www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/Community-Culture/Grants/About-Community-Grants for Community Grant Guidelines. Applications for this funding round open on 7 September 2020 and will close on 27 September 2020.
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This page was last updated on: 04 September 2020