Community Investment Program
Origin is interested in investing in programs and initiatives that benefit the local community; or local community groups who conduct activities that help build sustainable communities. Applications for investment will be reviewed biannually, in April and October of each year. Any applications submitted throughout the year will be saved and reviewed at these times. Please contact us if you would like to withdraw your application at any time.
Origin will consider supporting projects and organisations which contribute to one or more of the following:

  • Skills, education and training
  • Community safety, health and wellbeing
  • Sustainable population growth
  • Natural resource stewardship
  • Community events and activities that promote and enhance community connection

We welcome applications supporting:

  • Projects and organisations that provide benefits and shared
    value to the communities in which we operate
  • Projects and organisations which fall within one of the Origin
    priority areas listed above
  • Projects and organisations which behave in a consistent
    manner with Origin’s values and sustainability principles
  • One-off social/community events or fundraisers

We are generally unable to support applications from:

  • Individuals
  • Political organisations or campaigns
  • Religious organisations for religious activities
  • An organisation’s ongoing operational costs
  • Private companies or commercial entities
  • Activities which encourage the irresponsible use of alcohol
  • One-off donations to the same organisation more than once
    per year
  • Activities which are usually exclusively funded by government
  • Activities which provide a direct financial benefit to employees
    of Origin, or its upstream and downstream operators
    or contractors

Apply here

  • Project news

      Origin recently lodged a planning permit amendment application for the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm with the Victorian Government, primarily to increase the tip height to 180 metres.

      If approved, the amendment would result in a reduction of 8 wind turbines from the 157 locations approved in the existing planning permit. Please find below the project map associated with showing the amended project design.

      Origin also lodged planning permit applications for an on-site quarry and native vegetation removal associated with the overhead 132 kV powerlines required to connect the wind farm to the 500 kV network south of Lismore.

      Please find below summary guides for the application and amendment application.

      View the amended Wind Energy Facility Indicative Layout Plan

      View the latest Stockyard Hill Wind Farm community newsletter.