As owner of the Mt Piper power station, EnergyAustralia is proud to be part of the Lithgow and surrounding region and is committed to making a positive difference to our local community.

Community Grants Program

EnergyAustralia Mt Piper provides community funding for local initiatives that will deliver sustainable benefits for the Lithgow region.

EnergyAustralia has two priority areas for funding. These are:

  • Education: Funding aimed at promoting education and knowledge acquisition. This may also include programs with a social or environmental focus and organisations which support career or skill development.
  • Social inclusion: Funding aimed at facilitating social inclusion. This is aimed at initiatives that support community cohesion and inclusion for all. It may include such things as men’s sheds, upgrading communal facilities, improving local amenities and supporting vulnerable community members. 

How to apply for a community grant

Applications for our final round of funding for 2019 will be accepted between 1 August and 5pm 30 August 2019.

Before applying, please read our grant guidelines:

You can read stories about our community grant recipients on the EnergyAustralia blog.

EnergyAustralia Lithgow Region Community Consultative Committee

Was formed in 2018 following updated requirements of the Department of Planning and Environment, and continues the information and idea sharing of our previous Community Reference Group.

The EnergyAustralia Lithgow Regional Community Consultative Committee (CCC) meets quarterly, usually at our Mt Piper Power Station to discuss major projects affecting our assets (including Wallerawang Power Station and Pine Dale Mine) and to assist in building relations with the local community.

Membership of the group includes representatives of:

  • Environmental Groups
  • Lithgow City Council
  • Community Groups
  • Local Residents

Read previous meeting minutes