Port Stephens Council approves requests for financial assistance via ward and mayoral funds

TAKE COVER: Port Stephens Council has put $2000 toward some protection for the restored Bettles Park Sabre, now at Fighter World. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

TAKE COVER: Port Stephens Council has put $2000 toward some protection for the restored Bettles Park Sabre, now at Fighter World. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

Port Stephens Council has shot off 27 donations after requests for financial assistance.

These ranged from $123 for school canteen safety checks, up to $2000 to help preserve the old Bettles Park Sabre Jet.

The deputy mayor Chris Doohan made special mention of the thousands of volunteer hours that went into the jet’s restoration at Williamtown Fighter World.

“I was lucky enough to be there the day it was unveiled,” he said.

“They’ve done a marvelous job. But if we leave like that it will eventually look like it did at Bettles Park.”

Cr Doohan put $1000 of Central Ward funds towards the jet, as did Bruce MacKenzie through the Mayoral Funds.

Cr Doohan said the money would help apply a protective coating to the airframe.

“It will help in the meantime and hopeful we can put a canopy over it in the future,” he said.

Other donations included $1000 for the Anna Bay Scouts to visit Norfolk Island and $500 to Seaham Netball Club.

Where’s the money going?

Mayoral Funds - Bruce MacKenzie 

Anna Bay Scouts - $1000 towards travel opportunity to Norfolk Island.

Fighter World - $1000 towards the preservation of the Sabre Aircraft at Fighter World.

Seaham Netball Club - $500  towards purchase of new equipment.

Nelson Bay Australia Day Committee - $1000 towards January 2018 celebrations.

Grahamstown Public School - $500 towards purchase of defibrillator.

Tilligerry Arts Group - $1000 towards repairs to roof, wiring and sliding door at fire station.

Tilligerry Arts Group's 'new' digs needs a few repairs.

Tilligerry Arts Group's 'new' digs needs a few repairs.

East Ward – Cr Sally Dover  

Nelson Bay Dive - $500 towards concrete blocks to be installed at Fly Point dive site.

Tomaree Youth Community Action Inc. - $1000 towards continuance of Snak 'n' Rap Outreach program.

East Ward – Cr John Nell 

Fingal Bay Parks & Reserves - $1500 towards Barry Park track.

East Ward – Council 

Soldiers Point Public School - $123.47 towards canteen food inspection.

Tomaree Public School - $123.47 towards canteen food inspection.

St Philip's Christian College - $123.47 towards canteen food inspection.

Shoal Bay Public School - $123.47 towards canteen food inspection.

Tomaree High School - $123.47 towards canteen food inspection.

15 Port Stephens schools have received $123.47 each in wards funds, which will be used for canteen food inspections.

15 Port Stephens schools have received $123.47 each in wards funds, which will be used for canteen food inspections.

Central Ward – Cr Steve Tucker 

Tanilba Bay Senior Citizens - $458 towards refund of Council rates/waste charges.

Central Ward – Cr Chris Doohan 

Fighter World - $1000 towards the preservation of the Sabre Aircraft at Fighter World.

Central Ward – Council 

Salt Ash Public School - $123.47 towards canteen food inspection.

Anna Bay Public School - $123.47 towards canteen food inspection.

Wirreanda Primary School - $123.47 towards canteen food inspection.

Tanilba Bay Public School - $123.47 towards canteen food inspection.

West Ward – Cr Peter Kafer 

Lakeside Dance Challenge - $500 towards Raymond Terrace dance eisteddfod.

West Ward – Council

Raymond Terrace Public School - $123.47 towards canteen food inspection.

Hinton Public School - $123.47 towards canteen food inspection.

St Brigid's Primary School - $123.47 towards canteen food inspection.

Karuah Public School - $123.47 towards canteen food inspection.

Irrawang Public School - $123.47 towards canteen food inspection.

Irrawang High School - $123.47 towards canteen food inspection.

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