First Nations Engagement
Neoen is committed to working with and consulting the Traditional Owners on which all its projects are located.
We have designed an Industry and Indigenous Participation Plan for the Culcairn Solar Farm in consultation with different Aboriginal and training organisations. This commits Neoen to a range of benefit-sharing measures and ambitious targets.
Watch the video to learn about our collaboration with the Jirrbal People, Traditional Owners of the lands on which another Neoen project – the Kaban Green Power Hub – is located.
For your communityCulcairn Solar Farm will bring a range of benefits to Culcairn and surrounding areas
COMMUNITY BENEFITS PROGRAM
We believe in sharing the benefits of renewable energies with the communities we operate in.
We expect to contribute $10 million to the communities over the life time of the project in a number of ways.
The Community Benefits Sharing Program will provide significant, meaningful benefits to communities around the Culcairn Solar Farm.
CONSTRUCTION DISRUPTION PAYMENT
COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND
We will allocate $150,000 per year to support local community projects in different growth areas. This funding will be available through an open and competitive grants process.
Neoen, under its Sustainability Framework, has a commitment to create an artwork on all its projects with a capacity of over 50 MW. The artwork aims to celebrate renewable energy and local culture.
The Culcairn Solar Farm will also deliver an artwork commitment. Here is an example of an artwork design painted on a wind turbine at another Neoen project in Far North Queensland.
Artwork Design: Jirrbal Country by Wanirr Godden & Teho Ropeyarn