Community Investment Program

As a leading renewable energy developer, Pacific Hydro is committed to supporting the communities that host our clean energy projects with positive and lasting social, environmental and economic benefits.

Our Community Investment Program is the key part of Pacific Hydro’s community investment and support strategy. An Australian wind industry first, the Program delivers a portion of revenue back into our local communities each year.

At its core, the Program aims to empower local communities to identify the initiatives and projects that Pacific Hydro should support. A range of methods are used to meet this aim, tailored to the specific needs of each locality.

Since its launch, the Program has provided more than $2 million to over 550 sustainable projects across regional Victoria and South Australia.

Tracking Our Impact

Pacific Hydro has produced a book titled Local Good – A decade of support for sustainable communities. It features projects supported by the Community Investment Program through the Ararat, Clements Gap, and the Great South West Sustainable Communities Funds.

Download Local GoodPDF (6MB)

Program Areas

Click on one of the links below to read more about our community investment activities in each area. Sustainable Communities Funds for Ararat, Clements Gap and the Great South West are open for applications through 31 July 2018. The Yaloak South Community Fund is open 18 July – 15 August 2018.

Challicum Hills Wind Farm
Ararat Sustainable Communities Fund

Clements Gap Wind Farm
Clements Gap Sustainable Communities Fund

Portland Wind Energy Project, Codrington, and Yambuk Wind Farms
Great South West Sustainable Communities Fund

Taralga Wind Farm
Taralga Community Enhancement Fund

Yaloak South Wind Farm
Yaloak South Community Fund