Victoria has a wealth of clean energy resources which are set to play a key role in meeting Victoria's future energy needs. Victoria's share of electricity generated from renewable resources has increased substantially, from 4.8 per cent in 2009 to 12 per cent in 2014. Australia is forecast to attract $36 billion in renewable energy investments by 2020. It is vital Victoria captures a share of this.
Victoria's Future Industries
The $200 million Future Industries Fund supports high growth industry sectors that are critical to securing Victoria's future as a competitive, innovative and outward looking economy.
The Victorian Government has identified six priority sectors that have potential for extraordinary economic growth and the capacity to create high-skill, high wage jobs. These include:
- Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals
- New Energy Technologies
- Food and Fibre
- Transport, Defence and Construction Technologies
- International Education
- Professional Services
A grants program delivered through the Future Industries Fund will support these sectors to compete in the global marketplace.
Grants will support projects that create new jobs and those that need government support to succeed. Funding will be delivered through Future Industries Fund programs including:
- New Energy Jobs Fund
- Manufacturing Program
- Sector Growth Program
New Energy Jobs Fund
The Victorian Government's $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund will support Victorian-based projects that create long-term sustainable jobs, increase the uptake of renewable energy generation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and drive innovation in new energy technologies.
Funding to support new energy technology projects will be available through three annual grant rounds.
The second and third grant rounds are expected to open late 2016 and 2017.
Round One Projects
There were 24 successful applicants under the first round of the New Energy Jobs Fund. Successful applicants announced to date include:
- Hepburn Shire Council
- SEA Automotive
- Wodonga City Council
- Euroa Environment Group
- Goulburn Valley Community Energy
- Wangaratta Government Centre
- Waranga Green Energy
- RayGen Resources
- South East Councils Climate Change Alliance (SECCA)
Other successful projects will be announced in the coming weeks.
Please ensure you have read the below documents before applying:
- application guidelines for second round to be released in late 2016. Read the first round Application Guidelines to get an idea of the process
- Fact Sheet - New Energy Fund (PDF 84.78 KB)
Funding Agreement Templates
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