What is the Gangarri Solar Project?

Shell Australia’s solar energy project is located in Wandoan, Queensland and bears the name “Gangarri Solar Project”. The solar project has been named “Gangarri” by local traditional owner group, the Iman people and means sunlight in the Iman language. Using a name given by the local Traditional Owners is a great way to build on this sense of pride and local connection. Gangarri is how the Iman people see this project; being purely energised by the gangarri (sunlight). 

What is the New Energies Community Fund?

The New Energies Community Fund will provide financial grants to incorporated, not for profit organisations and traditional owner groups between $5000 - $20000 to deliver local renewable energy project/s in the Wandoan area. This fund initiative will be available for 2020 only.

This fund is in addition to the QGC Communities Fund and you are able to submit an application to both funds in 2020.

Who can apply?

To apply, your organisation must be:

  • An incorporated, not-for-profit organisation providing services within the Western Downs Local Government area. Your organisation must have had a local operational presence for at least one year.
  • A Traditional Owner group in the Western Downs or Taroom Local Government area. The organisational structure of the group must be a legal entity, but the entity may be legally based outside of the project delivery area.

Project eligibility

  • The nominated project must be delivered in and/or located within a 40km radius of the Wandoan township.
  • The project must be focused on one of the below themes:
    • Nature conservation
    • Renewable energy (i.e. solar projects)
    • Nature conservation
    • Recycling
    • Sustainable food, transport etc.
    • CO2 emission reductions
    • Circular economy

When do applications open and close?

Applications open Tuesday 11th August, closing 5:00pm Friday 18th September, 2020. Projects must be completed by 30th June 2021.

How do I apply?

Download this, which includes guidelines on how to apply.

Shell’s QGC Community Contributions

Shell’s QGC Community Contributions

Information on how to apply for the Shell’s QGC Communities Fund and Community Events Program.

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