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. We recognise the importance of engaging with the community to build a vibrant place to live and work.

Community Grants Program

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

This includes towns and villages of Lithgow, Bell, Ben Bullen, Bogee, Bowenfels, Capertee, Clarence, Cullen Bullen, Dargan, Glen Alice, Glen Davis, Hampton, Hartley, Hartley Vale, Little Hartley, Marrangaroo, Meadow Flat, Newnes, Portland, Rydal, Sodwalls, Tarana and Wallerawang.

Applicants with projects that benefit communities close to Mt Piper Power station are particularly encouraged to apply.

Community Grants Applications will be accepted each year between

  • Round 1: 1 March – 31 March
  • Round 2: 1 September – 30 September
For more information, email

Congratulations to last year’s recipients!

EnergyAustralia is proud to announce that in 2023 we supported the following community groups through our community grant


EnergyAustralia Lithgow region Community Consultative Committee

The EnergyAustralia Lithgow region Community Consultative Committee (CCC) 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 CCC meets quarterly, usually at our Mt Piper Power Station to discuss major projects affecting our assets (including 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