Great South West Sustainable Communities Fund

Pacific Hydro’s Great South West Sustainable Communities Fund delivers a portion of revenue from the Portland Wind Energy Project, Yambuk, and Codrington Wind Farms back into the local community each year, for the life of these assets.

Since its inaugural round in 2005, Great South West Sustainable Communities Fund has provided more than $1.4 Million to 330 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 Great South West Sustainable Communities Fund will be open in July 2018.

2017 Fund Recipients

Belfast Aquatics – Purchase and installation of efficient and quiet exhaust fans
Bridgewater Lakes Aquatic Club - Floor refurbishment
Fitzroy River Quilters - Rejuvenation of sewing room
Friends of St Brigid’s Assoc Inc - Restoration of heritage building
Koroit and District Kindergarten - The Story Wall and Gathering Place
Koroit Irish Festival - White Picket Fences
Narrawong Fire Brigade - Fire station security system
Orford Community Working Group - Removal and replantation of trees
Port Fairy Angling Club - Completion of club rooms
Port Fairy Cricket Club - Sprinkler system for night watering
Port Fairy Football Netball Club Inc. - Installation of new convection oven
Port Fairy Heritage Boats Inc. - Trailer for traditional whaleboat
Port Fairy Marine Rescue Service Rescue - Crew Wet Weather equipment
Port Fairy Moyneyana Festival Inc. - New Marquee
Port Fairy Public Cemetery Trust - Groundskeeping, gravedigging, and interment equipment
Port Fairy Surf Lifesaving Club - Youth Learn to Surf
Port Fairy Tennis Club - Wind protection for courts
Port Fairy Winter Weekends - Bathed in Light
Portland and District Kennel Club Inc - Champion Show Equipment Upgrade
Portland CFA - Defribrilators
Portland Girl Guides - Lighting and Roof Upgrade
Portland Leadlighters Guild - Purchase of Soldering stations for Foiling Workshops
Portland SLSC - Healthy Nipper Food Program
Portland Volunteer Coast Guard VF-17 - On-boat communications equipment
Seawinds, Auspiced by Kyeema - Access for All @ Seawinds
South Portland Cricket Club - Purchase of non-turf wicket roller
South West Alternative Medium Project - Fill up the Tank
Tyrendarra Pastoral & Agricultural Society - Stockmen’s Challenge – Obstacle Course
Warrnambool Breastfeeding Centre – Kitchen and bathroom renovation
Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation – Leaf Blowers for Traditional Burning