Nominations open for Codrington/Yambuk Fund Allocation Panel

7 May 2014

How would you like to learn more about your community and the fantastic projects it is implementing?  Pacific Hydro invites community members living in the Codrington and Yambuk areas to help allocate the $50, 000 Codrington/Yambuk Sustainable Communities Fund by nominating for a position on the Fund Allocation Panel by 20 May.

The Fund Allocation Panel has been implemented to further community involvement in allocating funding as well as increasing the transparency of the program.

Mr Lane Crockett, Pacific Hydro’s General Manager for Australia, invites community members to nominate for one of the four positions available on the Panel.

“The fund allocation panel has proven to be a resounding success and we hope people will see this as an exciting opportunity for the community to take more ownership of the selection process,” said Mr Crockett.

The Fund Allocation Panel will consist of the following members:

  • Pacific Hydro’s Wind Farm Supervisor;
  • Three self-nominated staff members from Pacific Hydro;
  • Four self-nominated community members;
  • A representative from Council who works with community groups;
  • Pacific Hydro’s Community Relations Coordinator who will facilitate the panel but will not have voting rights except in exceptional circumstances.

All self-nominated panel members from the community and Pacific Hydro will sit for one year only to provide an opportunity for a range of people to be involved.  Nominations for positions on the Panel will open each year about one month prior to the Sustainable Community Fund call for applications.

Community members interested in nominating for a position on Fund Allocation Panel in 2014 should contact Communications Officer, Remi Gordon on 03 8621 6478 or community@pacifichydro.com.au to discuss the role before completing a nomination form.  Nominations must be received by 20 May.

The Codrington/Yambuk Sustainable Communities Fund opens on 3 June and closes 15 July.