Engaging with purpose
Community engagement is an important part of our activities and helps us to understand local residents’ opinions and expectations. As the project is also a major economic development for the region, we look to employ local businesses where possible and provide grant funding to assist local community groups.
Community Grants Program
As part of its commitment to make a positive contribution to the local community, Ross River Solar Farm has established the Community Grants Program.
The program provides up to $20,000 in funding each year for local initiatives that aim to benefit the community in the areas of community diversity, participation and sustainability.
- Community Diversity: Support for projects that encourage communities to connect and be inclusive of gender, cultures, age groups, nationalities and abilities, i.e. events that celebrate culture and traditions, projects that aim to improve multicultural community infrastructure, organisations that provide support for disadvantaged groups, organisations that seek to achieve gender equality, or initiatives that seek to address social isolation and improve access and opportunity for everyone
- Community Participation and Pride: Projects that encourage greater community participation or seek to celebrate the unique attributes of the region.
- Community Sustainability: Projects that seek to enhance community sustainability or protect the environment.
Announcements associated with the Community Grants Program can be found on our news page.
Ross River Solar Farm established a text message alert service to residents during the construction phase, which will continue during the early stages of operations. If you would like to receive timely updates via mobile phone, SMS your full name and mobile number to 0475 802 063.