Ararat Sustainable Communities Fund

Pacific Hydro’s Ararat Sustainable Communities Fund delivers a portion of revenue from the Challicum Hills Wind Farm back into the local community each year, for the life of the wind farm.

Since the commissioning of Challicum Hills Wind Farm in 2005, the Ararat Sustainable Communities Fund has provided more than $580,000 to over 200 local sustainable projects.

The Fund is a part of Pacific Hydro’s Community Investment Program, which has provided more than $2.7 Million to over 680 projects across Australia since 2005.

The 2018 Ararat Sustainable Communities Fund will be open in July 2018.


2017 Fund Recipients

Six community-led initiatives across the Ararat Rural City in the areas of sport, recreation, health, and the environment have been supported by the 2017 Fund.

Alexandra Croquet Club Club – New Hot Water Service
Ararat City Band – Printer and Digital Hard Drive
Elmhurst Recreation Reserve – Fencing Equipment and Erection
Green Hill Lake Development Board – Barbeques at Green Hill Lake
Pomonal CFA – New/Upgrade of Brigade Equipment
Willaura Historical Society – Digitisation of Frank Walker Collection