Local Benefits

For YOUR COMMUNITY

Kaban Green Power Hub will bring a range of benefits to Ravenshoe and surrounding areas.

Watch this video to see the benefits another Neoen project brought to communities in Wunghnu, Numurkah in regional Victoria.

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REGIONAL JOBS

During construction there were over 300 jobs created.

Major subcontracts awarded to local suppliers:

  • Apex – earthmoving
  • BPS – civil
  • Watters – electrical
  • Cardwells -transport

Watters had 100 local workers on site at peak and 20 apprentices

Rich River Piling had 12 local staff and took on 12 additional trades assistants

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Numurkah Solar Farm has been a terrific opportunity for the local community. It also prepares people & business for future projects that come along in the region – they know what to expect.

Graeme Richardson
Manager Construction & Assets
Moira Shire Council

community benefits FUND

The Community Benefit Sharing Program provides significant, meaningful benefits to communities around the Kaban Green Power Hub.

Kaban Green Power Hub has a $50,000 annual Community Benefit Fund. It provides grants to local community groups.

This video shows how another Neoen project, Bulgana Green Power Hub in Victoria, funds community projects.

Community growth focus areas

These are the focus areas that the fund will support.

COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND

We allocate funds to local community projects such as sports, clubs, tourism and heritage via a yearly grants process.

DISCOUNTED ELECTRICITY BILLS

In partnership with an energy retailer, we would offer residents the opportunity for a discount on their energy bill every year for the life of the project.

POSSIBILITY TO INVEST IN THE PROJECT

Community co-investment in renewables is common overseas and we’re excited to see it start in Australia.

SUBSIDIES FOR SOLAR & STORAGE

We could provide grants via approved installers to make rooftop solar and home battery storage more affordable.
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Local art

Support for local art and tourism

ECONOMIC BENEFITS

Neoen focuses first on hiring local people for our projects. Locals know the land and have the skills and enthusiasm to support us during construction.

Our core team become regulars at local cafes and pubs, and we love to work with local suppliers who provide their products and services to help us over the life of the project.

Hiring would begin before construction, which we hope to be in 2021.

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