The application period for the Gas Community Benefits Fund is currently closed.
The NSW Government has established a voluntary Gas Community Benefits Fund (the Fund) being an authorised fund under Section 24AB of the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 overseen by the Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy.
For more information on the establishment of the Fund and the NSW Gas Plan, view the information available from the Department of Industry - Resources and Energy.
The principal objective of the Fund is the provision of benefit to the local community. The other benefits are to ensure that:
A maximum of $500,000 is available per project.
Eligible projects must support local and social enterprises in the areas of health, education, environment, economic development and heritage, sport, arts and culture.
The role of the Committee includes:
Each Committee shall consist of an Independent Chair and at least 5 (but no more than 6) representatives with:
Appointment of members for a Committee will be made by the Minister of Industry, Resources and Energy in accordance with the Appointment Standards - Boards and Committees in the NSW Public Sector (July 2013).
The role of the Panel is to review applications against the strategic priorities and objectives of the Fund, apply a merits based selection process and make recommendations to the Committee.
The Panel will be established by the Authority in consultation with the Department of Industry - Resources and Energy and will consist of 3 - 4 staff from relevant Government agencies and independent subject matter experts, as required.
|Guidelines||PDF, 131.0 KB|