Community Benefit Fund

Lal Lal Wind Farms aims to support initiatives that strengthen the local community.  The Community Benefit Fund,  has been established to provide grants for projects that benefit communities located within 5 km of the wind farm. This includes Lal Lal, Yendon, Elaine, Cargerie, Clarendon, Bungaree, Dunnstown , Mt Doran and Millbrook. Funding can be provided for local sporting groups, community groups, education, culture and arts initiatives or other community needs.

Applications for funding are assessed by the Lal Lal Wind Farms Community Reference Group, with final funding decisions endorsed by the Lal Lal Wind Farms board. Applications are administered once a year.  A link to the Community Fund Guidelines can be found here.

Applications for 2019 are now open and close on 19 June 2019 at 5:00pm.

Please use the Downloadable application form or  Interactive application form to apply for funding.

All forms are to be returned to info@lallalwindfarms.com.au

First Round of Community Benefit Funding, 2017

A number of applications were received in 2017. Those selected for funding include:

  • Bungaree Recreation Reserve – which will receive support for the completion of the storage shed project
  • Mt Buninyong CFA – which will receive support to purchase a generator and trailer
  • Elaine Cricket Club – which will receive support to improve ground facilities
  • Dunnstown Netball Club – which will receive support to replace an existing netball court fence

Second Round of Community Benefit Funding, 2018

Congratulations to the community groups listed below, that have been allocated funds for 2018, 14 applications were received in total. We look forward to hearing more about the progress and completion of these projects.

Area Organisation and Project Amount
Bungaree Bungaree Bowls Club, sun shelter $17,800
Clarendon Clarendon Recreation Reserve, kitchen upgrade $4577
Dunnstown Dunnstown Community Centre, kitchen upgrade $29,000
Elaine Elaine Soldiers Memorial Hall, floor replacement $25,000
Lal Lal Lal Lal Soldiers Memorial Hall, PA system and petting zoo for annual Lal Lal Farmers Market $6325
Millbrook Millbrook Fire Brigade, audio visual equipment $5630
Yendon Yendon Recreation Reserve, hall upgrade $8363
Total $96,695

If you have any questions regarding Lal Lal Wind Farms Community Benefit Fund, please contact Tracey Ward (Community Engagement Manager) on 1800 187 183 or email info@lallalwindfarms.com.au.

Community Reference Group

The Lal Lal Wind Farms Community Reference Group meets monthly at the Bungaree Recreation Reserve, Bungaree-Wallace Road, Bungaree.

The Terms of Reference are available for download here. Meetings commence at 7pm, listed below are the dates for 2018:

6 February
6 March
3 April
8 May
5 June
3 July
7 August
4 September
2 October
13 November
4 December

If you are interested in joining the Community Reference Group or would like more information about these meeting please contact Tracey Ward on info@lallalwindfarms.com.au

Minutes and Agenda Documents from previous meetings can be download below:

Meeting Minutes 17/01/18
Agenda 17/01/18
Meeting Minutes 24/01/18
Agenda 24/01/18
Meeting Minutes Feb 2018
Agenda 06/02/18
Agenda March 2018
Meeting Minutes March 2018
Agenda April 2018
Meeting Minutes April 2018
Agenda May 2018
Meeting Minutes May 2018
Agenda June 2018

Complaints Procedure

For further information regarding Lal Lal Wind Farm’s Complaints Management Procedure, the following documents are available for download:

Construction Complaints August 2018
Endorsed Complaints Handling Procedure August 2018
Noise Compliance Testing Plan

Community Bulletins

As we issue our regular Community Bulletins, you will find them to view or download here:

Community Bulletin, May 2018