Local Benefits


  • $120,000 annual Community Benefit Fund
  • 4-7 permanent full-time staff who all live in the surrounding community
  • Ongoing opportunities for local businesses to support and work on the project through operations


During construction there were over 230 jobs created.

We applied for a grant to install a wind turbine & solar panel array at the school. The purpose was for the students to understand the different streams of energy production. It was a very simple application process.”

Kristie Miller, Principal
Congongella Primary School

community benefit FUND

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

Bulgana Green Power Hub has $120,000 annual Community Benefit Fund which is administered by the Northern Grampians Shire Council.

It provides grants for local community groups including sports clubs, schools and environmental initiatives. The grants range from $1,500 to $20,000.

Community growth focus areas

Environmental sustainability

Inspiring participation, development and uptake of new technologies and ideas

Health and wellbeing

Contributing to improved health and wellbeing outcomes in regional communities

Strong connected communities

Encouraging community participation, involvement and connection

Sport and recreation

Increasing participation in sport and recreational activities

Arts and culture

Fostering creativity and connection in the community through art and culture

Skills, education and training

Addressing local skills development and adding value to educational opportunities


Skene Street Specialist School

Strong Connected Communities – towards a new bus

Stawell Primary School

Bike Safety for the community – bikes, scooters and equipment for their own Bike Ed program, to share with other schools and Early Years

St Arnaud Sports Stadium Association
St Arnaud Sports Stadium roof repairs
St Arnaud Community Action Network
Encouraging Engagement- quarterly newsletter of events in and around St Arnaud
Stawell urban Landcare group
School holiday nature program
St.Arnaud Country Music Club Poets
Poet’s Breakfast – new stage
Stawell Tennis Club
Game Set Match ( Juniors ) – new racquets, nets and tennis ball machine
Grampians Community Health
New Community Car to Transport People all Ages & Abilities – towards new car purchase to take residents without the means to medical appointments out of town and Melbourne
Paradise Hall Committee Inc
Paradise Hall kitchen upgrade – new kitchen cupboards
MARNOO HALL COMMUNITY HUB STAGE 1 – a compliant front door and unisex disabled toilet
Grampians Field and Game
Grampians Field & Game-Riachella Range equipment improvements
Stawell Vintage Tractor & Engine Club Inc
Stawell Vintage Tractor & Engine Rally – to allow for the hire of children’s mini modified tractor for trips around the showgrounds
Swifts / Gt Western Cricket Club
Stage 1 – Community Cricket Coaching – Ball Machine
Stawell Golf Club Inc
Enhancing the Arts in Stawell – shipping container and electrical works for co-location of musical arts group
Friends of the Grampians Rail Trail
Grampians Rail Trail Surfacing: the last link final section to be upgraded to public use on rail trail
Concongella Primary School

Mini wind turbine and solar panel for the school. View video to learn more.

Great Western Recreation Reserve
Solar Power
Joel Joel Fire Brigade
Community Tanker Replacement
Stawell Senior Citizens
Replacement of Chairs
Stuart Mill Progress Association
Stuart Mill Disability Swing Playground Development
St Arnaud Music Poets Breakfast
Poetry and Pancakes event.
Vision St Arnaud
Iron & Clay Young Persons Project.
Stawell Agricultural Society Inc
Defib Application
St Arnaud Community Resource Centre
St Arnaud Community Kitchen.
Victoria State Emergency Service Stawell Unit
Mobile repeater project.
Great Western Primary School
Great Western Primary School Bike Education
Great Western Future Committee
Great Western Outdoor Cinema
Stawell Centre Riding for the Disabled
Upgrade disabled toilet facilities.
Community Association of Halls Gap Inc
Equipping the shade shelter in the Halls.
Gap Botanic Garden For Work and Recreation Joel Joel Public Hall
Joel Joel Hall Upgrade.
East Grampians Health Services
Improving the comfort of patients who undergo dialysis treatment
St Arnaud Pony Club
St Arnaud Pony Club Yard Complex
For more information, please email us at contact@bulganagreenpowerhub.com.au