Local Benefits


  • $20,000 community benefit fund
  • 3 permanent local full-time staff
  • Ongoing opportunities for local businesses to support and work on the project through operations
  • Agrisolar partnerships


During construction, there were over 300 jobs created.

At its peak, over 500 people were employed on the site.

Currently, there is 3 local full-time employee ensuring the site is manned 7 days a week. Local businesses and suppliers are also used to support the work on site.

community benefits FUND

The Coleambally Solar Farm Community Fund consists of:

  • $10,000 will be distributed to the Murrumbidgee Experimental/Demonstration Farm
  • $10,000 will be distributed via the Murrumbidgee Council amongst projects which align with at least one of our community growth focus areas.

View all Community Activities & Information.

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


The Murrumbidgee Council administers the Coleambally Solar Farm community fund on behalf of Neoen.

The applications open in May each year. Monitor the Murrumbidgee Council website and Coleambally Solar Farm website for annual announcements.

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


2020 Recipients
Coleambally Central School P&C
Covered Outdoor Learning Area

Country Education Foundation of Coleambally-Darlington Point Inc.
Education grants

Cypress View Lodge
Server hardware and licensing

Jerilderie Apex Club
Install solar lighting at Jerilderie Racecourse

Jerilderie Preschool & Kindergarten Inc.
Smart board

St Joseph’s Primary School Jerilderie Social & Fundraising Committee
Expand vegetable garden, including garden shed and chicken coop

St Peter’s Primary School Coleambally
Goal posts for sporting field

Taste Coleambally Food and Farm Festival
Advertising in Murrumbidgee Trails

2019 Recipients
Coleambally Central School P&C
Blinds for classrooms

Coleambally Preschool Assoc Inc
Enhancing outdoor space to fit “Nature Play” theme

Darlington Point Public School P&C Assoc
Student Wellbeing Program

Country Education Foundation of Coleambally-Darlington Point Inc
Education grants

Darlington Point Riverina Classic Catch & Release Fishing Competition

St Peter’s Primary School Coleambally
Refurbish school library to become “learning hub”

Taste Coleambally
Broadening advertising/ promotional reach for 2020 festival

Coleambally Community Club Ltd
Solar panels

Coleambally Argoon CWA
Stationery storage cupboards

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