Local Good: Clements Gap Sustainable Communities Fund supports important community projects

20 October 2016

Pacific Hydro is proud to announce the successful projects in the 2016 Clements Gap Sustainable Communities Fund. 13 community-led initiatives have been funded across the region in the areas of sport, recreation, cultural heritage, health, and the environment.
Successful applicants were formally acknowledged in a ceremony at the Crystal Brook CWA on Monday October 17 at 12:30pm.
“We are delighted to support local organisations that are delivering very worthwhile projects in the community”, Pacific Hydro CEO, Michael Fuge said today.
“Whether it is through encouraging health and wellness or preserving local history, Pacific Hydro is proud to support the important work of these organisations and their members” he said.
“I would like to thank the Port Pirie Regional Council and District Council of Barunga West for their support and guidance in the fund allocation process, which ensured that local community priorities were considered when reviewing applications and allocating funding” he added.
The following projects have been funded this year:

  • Country Womens Association Crystal Brook - replacement of carpet in hall
  • Crystal Brook Bowling Club - fencing/clubroom upgrades
  • Crystal Brook Fitness - blinds for building
  • Crystal Brook Football Club – defibrillator
  • Crystal Brook Heritage Centre - verandah construction; repair of termite damage
  • Gulnare Redhill Football/Netball Club – kitchen facility upgrades
  • Mundoora Community Progress Association - concrete floor in museum
  • Port Broughton Combined Sporting Clubs - paving of outdoor patio area
  • Port Broughton Golf Club - weedspray trailer
  • Port Broughton Historical Society – installation of rooftop solar panels
  • Port Broughton SES - SES vehicle computers
  • Redhill Bowling Club - replacement of flooring in clubrooms

An Australian wind industry first, Pacific Hydro’s Sustainable Communities Fund delivers a portion of revenue from each of our operational wind farms back into our local communities in an annual program. Since launching in 2005, the Fund has provided more than $2 million to over 600 sustainable projects across regional South Australia and Victoria.


Media contact: Adam Chandler, Senior Project Leader Communications 1800 730 734
Press-quality photographs of the October 17 Crystal Brook presentation available on request.