NSW Government and Frontier Impact Group invite community energy groups, local governments, and interested businesses and residents to attend the Community Renewable Energy Toolkit Workshop series in 2017/2018.

The workshops will provide you with an understanding of the tools needed to enable community renewable projects to get off the ground more quickly with sound economic outcomes.

It will also provide an in-depth understanding of the Community Renewable Energy Toolkit, which was developed as a guide to support community solar projects.

Workshop details and locations

The below workshop flyers outline the content that is covered in the workshop. Workshops will be tailored to participant needs and some pre-course work is expected. An introduction to community energy finance will be made available by the Coalition for Community Energy via webinars on 3 and 10 October 2017.

Six workshops will be held across NSW between September 2017 and March 2018 in the following areas:

Location Date & Time Workshop informationRegistration
Bathurst23 March 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Skillset Office, Flannery Centre
341 Havannah St, Bathurst, NSW 2795
Workshop details and registrationRegister here
Ballina 8 and 9 September – Completed Workshop details and timetable


Wagga Wagga

18 October, 8:30am – Completed

Workshop details and timetable


Queanbeyan 21st November, 9:00am – 4:30pm

Letchworth Community Centre

28 Miller St, Queanbeyan West


Sydney 4 and 5 December, 9:00am to 4:30pm & 9:00am to 1:00pm

Room 11, Level 4,

Chau Chak Wing Building

University of Technology Sydney

14-28 Ultimo Rd, Ultimo


Maitland6 and 7 December, 9:00am to 4:00pm & 9:00am to 1:00pm

Opal Room

Maitland City Bowling Club

14 Arthur St, Rutherford, NSW 2320


We will post more information as the events are confirmed.

Registration: You can register your interest with an email to sustainable.energy@planning.nsw.gov.au or call the Clean Energy Programs team at 1300 305 695.

What is the Community Renewable Energy Toolkit?

The Community Energy Funding Toolkit was developed by the ARENA funded Frontier Impact Group, with project partners Community for Clean Energy (C4CE, represented by Embark and Community Power Agency) to increase the likelihood of success for renewable projects in your community.  The Funding Toolkit is set up on a modular basis and includes a series of guidebooks. You can download the guidebooks at www.frontierimpact.com.au/toolkit.

The Community Renewable Energy Toolkit workshops are co-funded by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.