Renewable energy is here. As states move ahead building Renewable Energy Zones across Australia, there is no better time for regional communities to plan for what we want the transition to look like for us.
Our forthcoming Community Benefits Handbook will demonstrate how regional communities are already benefiting from renewables industry investment in their local area.
This has looked like funding for local community groups, co-investment and co-ownership opportunities for locals, neighbourhood improvement schemes such as road upgrades or tree planting as well as sponsorships for local sporting clubs.
But that's just the beginning. When there are multiple renewable projects coming together to form a Renewable Energy Zone, it's time for blue-sky thinking about what we want the future of our regions to look like and how the renewables industry coming into town can help achieve this.
Join us to launch our handbook and participate in a public conversation about how we leverage the renewables boom to revitalise our regions.