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 Good – PDF (6MB)
In response to public feedback, the Program’s processes have been updated. This will ensure it continues to provide meaningful outcomes for local community groups and organisations; further empowers members of the community to have their say in how funds are allocated; and is sustainable in the long term.
The objective and overall guidelines of the program are available here.
Pacific Hydro aims to support projects that have been identified as community priorities and meet the guidelines that apply in each area.
Click on one of the links below to read more about our community investment activities in each area.
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