MEDIA RELEASE

DATE: 23 September 2021

OSMI Australia and Cubico Sustainable Investments are calling for applications for funding from the 2021 Delburn Wind Farm Pre-Development Fund.

The focus for the allocation of the $20,000 fund has been discussed with the Community and Stakeholder Consultative Committee, which will support OSMI and Cubico in the evaluation process for grant applications.

Given the devastation caused in the region by the storms experienced in June 2021, it has been agreed that preference will be given to projects which support the repair of community infrastructure damaged by the storm or flooding or that improve community resilience in the event of natural disasters.

OSMI and Cubico are open to projects that are co-funded.

In addition to the focus on storm recovery and improved community resilience, projects will be viewed favourably if they contribute to:

  • Building sustainable communities;
  • Enhancing community safety, health and wellbeing;
  • Supporting community education; and/or
  • Enhancing the natural environment.

This is the second round of community support funding from the Delburn Wind Farm, with more to follow during the construction and operations phases of the project.

Enquires about the fund can be directed to contactus@osmi.com.au, 1800 676 428 or in OSMI Australia’s Mirboo North office at 52 Ridgway (which will be open in line with COVID-19 restrictions).

The application form is available on the OSMI website here.

Applications will close on Friday 26 November 2021.

Delburn Wind Farm

The Delburn Wind Farm is a proposed 200MW wind farm comprising of up to 33 turbines no more than 250m tall in the Strzelecki Ranges.

Cubico Sustainable Investments (Cubico) is the principal project investor for the Delburn Wind Farm. Cubico, a leader and global investor in renewable energy with investments in 13 countries and an installed capacity of around 4 GW, has joined OSMI Australia as joint development partner in the Delburn Wind Farm and will purchase 100% of the project prior to the commencement of construction.

Media contact:

Elizabeth Radcliffe | M +61 407 835 534 | E elizabethradcliffe@osmi.com.au

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