Powerlink’s community investment approach has been developed to support sustainable communities, assist in regional economic development, enhance community and social capacity, and build resilience in areas traversed by existing or future transmission infrastructure where we co-exist.
Our small community grants program kicked off in mid-2022 in the Western Downs and South Burnett local government areas, and 13 local groups were approved for funding.
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Further rounds of community investment are scheduled for release later this year. If you’d like to be notified about when the next rounds have been confirmed, you can provide your contact details here.
Powerlink's community investment pillars
View the full community investment table PDF below or read the desired outcomes for the three community investment pillars below.
- Strengthening local support services
- Enhancing community conservation
- Supporting jobs and a strong economy through partnership associations
- Key stakeholders participate in important issues and forums
- Improving local education/vocation opportunities
- Improving connectedness between country, people and place
- Improving access to information to assist with building sustainable communities
- Supporting communities to leverage economic resources and opportunities more effectively
- Strengthened environment & community resilience to enable localised responses to events (i.e. natural disasters) and opportunities (i.e. economic change) through community-level initiatives
- Increased ability of community to collectively leverage regional opportunities through enhanced capacity and connectedness
- Increased opportunities for employment and training
- Improved ability for local enterprises to meaningfully participate in economic opportunities