Local Benefits


  • $15,000 community benefit fund
  • 6 permanent full-time staff who all live in the surrounding community
  • Ongoing opportunities for local businesses to support and work on the project through operations
  • Agrisolar partnerships with local landowners

Benefits for Victoria

In June 2020, Aurecon undertook an economic impact assessment of the expected economic benefits the project would deliver for Victoria and, in particular, the region of Hume.

Impact on Victoria’s economy while it was being built

Impact on Victoria’s economy now it’s operating


During construction there were over 300 jobs created.

Major subcontracts awarded to local suppliers:

  • Apex – earthmoving
  • BPS – civil
  • Watters – electrical
  • Cardwells -transport

Watters had 100 local workers on site at peak and 20 apprentices

Rich River Piling had 12 local staff and took on 12 additional trades assistants

Numurkah Solar Farm has been a terrific opportunity for the local community. It also prepares people & business for future projects that come along in the region – they know what to expect.

Graeme Richardson
Manager Construction & Assets
Moira Shire Council

community benefits FUND

The Community Benefit Sharing Program provides significant, meaningful benefits to communities around the Numurkah Solar Farm.

Numurkah Solar Farm has a $15,000 annual Community Benefit Fund. It provides grants to local community groups.

This video shows how another Neoen project, Bulgana Green Power Hub in Victoria, funds community projects.


  1. Check that you meet one of the Community Growth Focus Areas
  2. Download an application form. Application forms will be available beginning 1 July 2020.
  3. Complete and submit your application before 1 September 2020. Unfortunately, we cannot accept late applications
  4. The Community Benefit Fund Committee will assess your application and tell you what they decide
  5. 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 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

Encouraging 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


Wunghnu Bowls Club
Repair of the player and spectator shelter
Rotary club of Numurkah
Installation of picnic and seating areas at the Numurkah outdoor pool
Baulkhmaugh Scout Group
Purchase of new kayaks
Moira Miniature Rail
Installation of a passenger shelter at the miniature train station
For more information, please email us at contact@numurkahsolarfarm.com.au