Benefits and Sponsorship
2022 Hills of Gold Wind Farm Sponsorship Program
Applications for ENGIE’s 2022 Hills of Gold Wind Farm Sponsorship Program have now closed. We have received a number of great submissions from various local community groups and look forward to seeing these projects and initiatives come to life.
This Program is part of ENGIE’s commitment to supporting the local community and sharing the benefits of the wind farm project.
Congratulations to the successful applicants from the 2022 Hills of Gold Wind Farm Community Sponsorship Program.
Nundle Sport and Recreation Club
The Program will sponsor this year's annual Bowls Day and provide funding for a new dishwasher.
Hanging Rock Community Hall Committee
The sponsorship funding will go towards a Community and Tourism Project which includes support of community and fundraising events to be held at the Hall, lunches / BBQs, guest speakers to present on topics that are of interest to the community, Hanging Rock Gold Rush History displays, and showcasing of Iocal businesses and crafts through posters, pamphlets and items for sale.
All Saints Anglican Church, Nundle
Nundle's All Saints Anglican Church plans to sponsor a Quiz Worx tour to regional primary schools. Quiz Worx is SRE approved and shares the Good News of Jesus with primary school aged kids in schools and churches around Australia through fun and creative shows using puppets, song and colourful visuals.
Nundle Christmas Market
ENGIE will provide sponsorship of the Nundle Twilight Christmas Market, enabling visitors to shop for local Christmas gifts, support the local community and get together with other families and community members. The market is aimed at providing the experience of a German-style Christmas market, complete with Christmas lights, music, food and entertainment for children, including a visit from Santa and a re-enactment of the nativity scene. The market will showcase unique, quality-handcrafted products in the gardens of the Nundle Woollen Mill, to be held on November 12, 2022.
Nundle Swimming Club
The Program will sponsor the 2022 - 2023 swimming club season, including the Learn to Swim and graduated squad training programs. Nundle Swimming Club is committed to recognising and rewarding young local swimming participants by offering programs with an accredited coach. Participants may be interested in swimming and sport for recreational or social reasons, or aspire to be selected for state and national squads.
Pot of Gold Community Association
The Program will support the establishment of a Community Foodbank, offering low cost food and grocery items and emergency food parcels to support those who need it the most. Organisers are planning to open the doors two days per week, from October with funding going towards improving the lives of disadvantaged people and families in the community.
NSW Rural Fire Service, Liverpool Range
This sponsorship will help the Liverpool Range RFS to complete its mobile catering unit, and take the trailer into the community when and where it is needed, like during fires and other emergencies, training sessions and special events. The unit will be available for 14 brigades to help support local events and deliver meals to the hard-working volunteers and firefighters.
ENGIE is committed to working within the local townships of Nundle and Hanging Rock during the construction period and has committed to a one-off sponsorship fund of $150,000 to support community initiatives.
The purpose of the construction sponsorship fund is to provide benefit to the local community that would be advantageous to both individuals and groups within the area. This may include sports sponsorships, community gardens, enhancement to local areas, scholarships, and local community events.
The Project will also be making additional commitments, including pedestrian crossings within Nundle (subject to TRC approval), traffic reduction schemes, implementation of voluntary speed limits and the provision of an Information Hub within Nundle for Project updates.
Community Enhancement Fund
The fund will be established to provide the community with the financial resources to help enhance lifestyle and opportunities for local residents around Hanging Rock, Nundle and communities close to the project.
The fund will be supported with a commitment of $3,000 per wind turbine per year installed and operating, expected over a period of 25 years.
Further details of the fund design will be announced following further community engagement to determine community priorities as well as consultation with the local councils involved in the project.