December 23 2015


The Minister for Energy and Resources, the Hon Lily D’Ambrosio, has today (December 22nd)  launched the first round of the Victorian Government’s $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund.  The Fund is now open, with applications closing on 16 March 2016.

What types of projects are eligible?

Funding is available to support projects in four categories:

  1. Community: will support both the development of new energy or renewable energy project business cases and the implementation of projects for the benefit of local communities. It will also support the establishment or expansion of services to advise consumers, communities and businesses on best practice design and implementation of new energy projects.
  2. Manufacturing: will support the manufacture of new energy technology components/systems.
  3. Technology: will support private industry to optimise, adapt or integrate commercially available new energy technologies (including advanced metering infrastructure). This includes the demonstration of business models for financing the deployment of technology.
  4. Energy Storage: will support the advancement of energy storage technologies and trials (e.g. solar storage neighbourhood precincts, or new models of financing deployment of storage devices) which will encourage the increased uptake of renewable energy.

To find out more about the New Energy Jobs Fund, how to apply, and to download detailed program guidelines and other supporting documentation, please visit:


Seven workshops will be held around the State to provide an overview of the New Energy Jobs Fund.
This is also an opportunity for you to ask questions about the application process.

Note that Community Renewable Energy Guide Workshops will be held in Warrnambool and Frankston following the New Energy Jobs Fund Workshop.

To register for the Workshop at the location most convenient for you, please go to:

Please forward this invitation to associates and colleagues who may be interested.

Location Date Time Venue
Bairnsdale Friday, 29 January 2016 9:30 am – 11:30 am Council Chambers
East Gippsland Shire Council
273 Main Street
Melbourne Monday, 1 February 2016 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Gippsland Room
Investment Centre
Level 46
55 Collins Street
Castlemaine  ** Tuesday, 2 February 2016 11:30 am – 2:00 pm Senior Citizens Club
Mechanics Lane
Beechworth Thursday, 4 February 9:30 am – 11:30 am Baarmutha Function Centre
Balaclava Road
Mildura  ** Tuesday, 9 February 2016 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm Maria’s Room
Grand Hotel
Seventh Avenue
Warrnambool  ** Thursday, 11 February, 2016 9:30 am – 11:30 am
(Followed by Community Renewable Energy Guide Workshop at 11:30 am – 2:00 pm)
Images Function Room
Warrnambool Bowls Club
50-58 Cramer Street
Frankston  ** Friday, 12 February, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
(Followed by Community Renewable Energy Guide Workshop at 12:00 – 2:30 pm)
Cube 37
Frankston Arts Centre
27-37 Davey Street

** Lunch will be provided at these Workshops.

Individual Meetings with the New Energy Jobs Fund Project Team

We understand that you may have questions about the New Energy Jobs Fund Guidelines and the application process.  Members of the New Energy Jobs Fund project team will be available to meet with you, either in person, or by teleconference for applicants outside the metropolitan area.

To request an individual meeting, please send an email with your contact details, to  One of the project team will get back to you to arrange a meeting.

Hope you all have a safe and restful festive season,

Best regards, Amy

Amy Leith 
Strategic Coordinator (Barwon South West) | Statewide Engagement
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