Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Soldiers Point Marina is proud to contributed to the economic, social and environmental sustainability of our local community, by way of supporting an array of community events and activities including charitable and in-kind contributions.

Jupiter - space to talk!

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Jupiter is a not-for-profit youth wellbeing service that offers FREE confidential, accessible counselling and support services to the young people of Port Stephens ages 12 to 21 years.

Their aim is to empower young people in the community by meeting their counselling and wellness needs. Jupiter provides a mindful, holistic, and person-centred approach with a safe “space to talk”.

If you know a young person who might be challenged by such things as:

  • Negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours
  • Emotional and relationship challenges
  • Identity, diverse genders & sexuality
  • Isolation, stress and anxiety
  • Addictive behaviours, alcohol, other drugs and substances
  • Low self-esteem, depression and general well-being barriers.

Jupiter’s goal is to provide a private, safe “space to talk” without judgement, exploring better health and wellbeing options and outcomes for young people and their families towards happier balanced lifestyles. 

Meet Our Current Sponsored Children

Soldiers Point Marina is proud of our continued community involvement particularly with young people – locally and around the world. We are currently sponsoring four young people from different countries under the PLAN organisation.
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Funding Helps Give a Head Start

Following an impressive two week Work Experience placement with Anthony Lloyd Smash Repairs, Damien Crew is now part of their crew and nearing the end of his first year apprenticeship in Automotive Vehicle Body Repairs. Damian completed Year 10 last year at Tomaree High and started work straight away. He was awarded the Soldiers Point Marina Vocational Award for 2012 following his enthusiasm and participation in many of the Real Futures Programs including Polish, Careers Quest and Impressions 10 whilst also attending the Try-a-trade and Careers Expo excursions. Damian put his much needed funds towards new tools.

Port Stephens Community Arts Centre Sponsorship

Soldiers Point Marina was very proud to sponsor a category in The Port Stephens Community Arts Centre, Port Stephens Art Prize. The winner of the $1500 prize in the Marina sponsored category “Marine Theme” was Newcastle based artist Gwendolin Lewis with her oil painting “Tugs on
Newcastle Harbour”.

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Mayor of Port Stephens, Cr Bob Westbury, Emily and Marina Manager Darrell Barnett at the official cheque presentation ceremony.

Supporting Local Youth Mayoral Scholarships

Soldiers Point Marina was proud to support the Port Stephens Mayoral Academic Scholarships, by providing a scholarship to the value of $2500 for one year to a student studying in the field of “tourism and hospitality”.

Emily Wilson of Medowie who is studying for a Bachelor of Business, Majoring in Tourism at Newcastle University was the winning candidate. Hopefully we can ease the financial burden a little in Emily’s first year of higher education, and we look forward to welcoming her to the marina in the near future.