Neoen acknowledges the Barunggam people, Traditional Owners of the land on which Western Downs Green Power Hub will harvest and store the energy of the sun. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

For Your Community

Western Downs Green Power Hub will bring a range of benefits to the Western Downs region.

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


  • The 2023 Community Grants Program is open to applications from Wednesday, 1 November 2023 to Tuesday, 5 December 2023. Unfortunately, we cannot accept late applications.
  • The program targets the local areas surrounding our Western Downs solar farm. This includes the towns of Dalby, Chinchilla, Kogan, Tara and Miles and surrounding areas.
  • Applications are completed online, and managed by the Community Enterprise Foundation. CLICK HERE TO APPLY!
  • The Community Benefit Fund Advisory Committee will assess your application and tell you what they decide.
  • When your grant project is complete, you must give us a report. The report needs to include project highlights, photos and/or media, and a grant acquittal which details how you spent the funds.

community benefits program

We believe in sharing the benefits of renewable energies with the communities we operate in.

The Community Benefits Sharing Program will provide significant, meaningful benefits to communities around the Western Downs Green Power Hub.


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

Support for Indigenous Initiatives

We are working with the Barunggam Traditional Owners on employment initiatives and other ideas.


We try not to fly in workers from everywhere to help us complete our renewable energy projects.

Instead, we hire local people who 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 is now closed, as the solar farm is currently in operation and the battery construction team is fully staffed.

You can still sign up for updates on our “work with us” page.