Local Benefits

For YOUR COMMUNITY

Crystal Brook Energy Park will bring a range of benefits to Port Pirie and surrounding areas.

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

Expected benefits for South Australia

In June 2020, Aurecon undertook an economic impact assessment of the expected economic benefits the project would deliver for South Australia and, in particular, the region of Yorke & Mid North.

Predicted impact on SA’s
economy when it’s being built

Predicted Impact on SA’s economy when it’s operating

ECONOMIC BENEFITS

We project a $600 million infrastructure investment during the lifetime of the project.

During construction, we estimate around 250 jobs will be created with an economic boost for local accommodation and service sectors. After construction, around 10 jobs will be created during operations of the project.

We hope to begin hiring before construction in late 2020.

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community benefit FUND

The Community Benefit Sharing Program will provide significant, meaningful benefits to communities around the Crystal Brook Energy Park.

The Community Benefit Fund will be $80,000 per year and will be administered in consultation with the local community.

Community growth focus areas

Environmental sustainability

Inspiring participation, development and uptake of new technologies and ideas

Health and wellbeing

Contributing to improved health and wellbeing outcomes in regional communities

Strong connected communities

Encouraging community participation, involvement and connection

Sport and recreation

Increasing participation in sport and recreational activities

Arts and culture

Fostering creativity and connection in the community through art and culture

Skills, education and training

Addressing local skills development and adding value to educational opportunities

Subsidies for solar & storage

We could provide grants via approved installers to make rooftop solar and home battery storage more affordable.

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We applied for a grant to install a wind turbine & solar panel array at the school. The purpose was for the students to understand the different streams of energy production. It was a very simple application process.”

Kristie Miller, Principal
Congongella Primary School
( Recipient of grant funding from the Bulgana Green Power Hub )

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We applied for a grant to install a wind turbine & solar panel array at the school. The purpose was for the students to understand the different streams of energy production. It was a very simple application process.”

Kristie Miller, Principal
Congongella Primary School
( Recipient of grant funding from the Bulgana Green Power Hub )