Local Benefits


Hornsdale Power Reserve will bring a range of benefits to Jamestown 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.

Impact on SA’s
economy when it was being built


Community Benefits Program

Neoen has allocated an amount of $60,000 through its General Community Fund for not for profit community groups located within the Northern Areas Council where the Hornsdale Power Reserve and the Hornsdale Wind Farm are located. This fund helps to support local community initiatives and/or activities within the Council area.

Community Benefit Fund

The Community Benefit Sharing Program provides significant, meaningful benefits to communities around the Hornsdale Power Reserve.

Hornsdale Power Reserve has a $60,000 annual Community Benefit Fund which is administered by the Northern Areas Council.

It provides grants for local community groups including sports clubs, schools and environmental initiatives. The grants range from $1,000 to $8,000.

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


2019 General Fund Recipients
Belalie Arts Society
Installation of lighting in new exhibition space

Bundaleer Sports
Contribution toward pipe and casing for new boreto service the Bundaleer Sporting

Caltowie Corridors of Green
Appila Springs Environmental Field Day

Georgetown Bowling Club
Interior refurbishment of the Clubrooms

Gladstone Bowling Club
Installation of a new hot water service

Gladstone History Group
Preservation of Railway “Billy’s” Wagon including protective shelter

Jamestown Apex Club
Event Funding for the Caltowie Chilled Out and Fired Up Festival

Jamestown Combined Services
Event funding for the 2019 Jamestown Christmas Pageant

Jamestown Country Women’s Association
Refurbishment of the CWA Kitchen

Jamestown Diggers Walk War Commemoration Committee
Event Funding for the 100th year celebrations of the orignial World War I commemorative Diggers Walk

Jamestown Golf Club
Replacement of the existing floor coverings in the clubrooms

Jamestown Mural Festival
Event funding for the Jamestown Mural Festival

Jamestown National Trust
Installation of security cameras at the Jamestown Museum

Laura Community Development and Tourism Association
Restoration of historic grader used to maintain Herbert Street when it was originally established

Laura Community Gym
Veranda for the Gym Building

Laura Folk Fair
Installation of new meter box

Spalding Sports Association
Security system for Spalding Sports Complex

Tarcowie Landcare
Silver leaf daisy recovery and conservation

2018 General Fund Recipients
Bundaleer Forest Community Areas Association
Bundaleer Picnic Ground Community Celebration

Combined Sports Association
Gecko Grass winter cricket pitch cover

Gladstone Caravan Park
Establish a verandah on the two new ensuite accommodation units

Gladstone Country Fair
Support for the 2018 Gladstone Country Fair

Gladstone Hall Management Committee
Upgrade toilets at the Gladstone Memorial Hall

Gladstone History Group
Restore and repaint buffer wagon

Jamestown Apex Club
Purchase of an 80 hp tractor for irrigation project

Jamestown Flying Group
Contribution toward the 2018 Jamestown Fly In and Air Spectacular

Jamestown Lions Club
Establish a storage shed to house the new Lions Club catering van

Jamestown National Trust
Window refurbishment, including replacement of blinds

JDA Tourism Committee
Roofing materials for upgrade to RM Williams former school building at Louden Brae

Laura Caravan Park
Bore water connection to service landascaped sites and self sufficient sites

Laura Cricket Club
Gecko Grass winter cricket pitch cover

Laura Memorial Civic Centre Management Committee
Replacement of outdated stoves and rangehood system in the Hall kitchen

Mannanarie Public Hall Committee
Photographic record of the Narien Range to be dispalyed in the Mannanarie Public Hall

Mid North Suicide Prevention Network
Community launch event for the newly established network

Spalding District Inc
Final stage modifications to the Spalding District Hall Kitchen Upgrade

Visit Jamestown Tourism Committee
Assistance toward the printing and distribution of 20,000 visit Jamestown brochures

Yacka Community Development Association
Yacka Community Computer Upgrade

Belalie Arts Society
Replcement of the refrigerator in the Bealie Art Gallery

Jamestown AH and F Society
Upgrade to the foyer of the Stacey Pavillion

Jamestown Development Association -Diggers Walk Sub Committee
Signange acknowledging the 3rd/9th light horse regiment on Diggers Walk

Jamestown Development Association
Supper Room upgrade stage 4 – floor sanding an upgrade

Jamestown Hydrotherapy Pool and Gymnasium Management Committee
Installation of a swipe card security system for patrons

Jamestown Regional Stadium
Seal of car park area and other high traffic areas surrounding the stadium

Rocky River Historic and Art Society
Painting of window frames and external woodwork at the Rocky River Archive Building

Spalding Cricket Club
Upgrade of the practice facilities. Replacement of crushed dust and rubble in run ups with concrete

For more information, please email us at contact@hornsdalepowerreserve.com.au