Community Benefits

Development of the Collgar Wind Farm produced economic benefits for the Merredin region well before the first megawatt of electricity was generated. Scientists, planning consultants and company executives visited the area for several years during the development stage, utilising the local service sectors. During the construction phase up to 200 jobs were created, and the wind farm continues to provide ongoing employment for a team of local people who operate and maintain the project.
There will be an ongoing financial boost to the community during the life-span of the wind farm, through land related payments, community projects and Collgar Community Fund sponsorship.

Merredin CRC Big Aussie Breakfast local youth

By DEBBIE MORRIS It wouldn't be Australia Day without having a Big Aussie Breakfast. Merredin CRC are very pleased to be able to host the breakfast, but it wouldn't be possible without funding from Collgar Wind...

Merredin’s Power Boxes Receive Face Lift from Local Youth

By HANNAH MARTIN The youth in Merredin embarked on a three-day long project to paint Western Power Boxes around town. The project was a collaboration between the Shire of Merredin and Avon Community Services. One box...

2018 – Railway Museum – Rolling Stock Cover Project Complete

In early 2017, Collgar was approached by the Merredin Railway Museum to seek funding towards a project to construct a cover over the rolling stock (trains) at the Merredin Railway Museum. The cover will protect the...

2017 – Collgar supports many of Merredin’s Community Events.

The Shire of Merredin's Community Events program has been designed and planned by a number of community groups, organisations and businesses. The objectives of these events are to showcase Merredin's heritage and cultural diversity, build on...

2017 – Collgar sponsors Lenihan Park

In 2015, Collgar financially supported a plan created by Nature Play WA which was based on the designs of Year 4 & 5 students from St Marys School. In 2017 a partnership between the Shire and...

2017 – Collgar supports Merredin College

In 2017, Collgar, via the Collgar Community Fund, donated almost $50,000 to Merredin College for scholarships, resources and various workshops. The students put together a ‘Spark' to thank Collgar for the support and generous donations. See...