Local Benefits


Goyder Renewables Zone will bring a range of benefits to Burra 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 Region.

Predicted Impact on SA’s economy while it’s being built

Predicted impact on SA’s economy while it’s operating

community benefits program

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

The Community Benefit Sharing Program will provide significant, meaningful benefits to communities around the Goyder Renewables Zone.

Community benefit fund

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

Discounted electricity bills

In partnership with an energy retailer, we would offer residents the opportunity for a discount on their energy bill every year for the life of the project.

Possibility to invest in the project

Community co-investment in renewables is common overseas and we’re excited to see it start in Australia.

Subsidies for solar & storage

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


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


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 would begin before construction, which we hope to be in early 2020.

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