Community Investments Funded - April 2018

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Friends of Beaufort Swimming Pool - robotic vacuum

The funding Friends of Beaufort Swimming Pool received enabled them to purchase their very own robotic vacuum. By owning their own vacuum, they didn’t have to borrow from neighbouring pools which meant that they could open the pool on time and in a clean and respectable state.

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1st Beaufort Scouts group - tents

1st Beaufort Scout Group were recently successful in receiving a generous grant from Stockyard Hill Wind Farm. They purchased 8 brand new tents for the group. 3 large 3 room tents which will allow each troop of 6 to share the one tent, 3 instant up tents that will allow 3 youth members to be able to sleep on stretchers in each one at the upcoming Australian Jamboree and 2 instant up darkroom tents for the Leaders.

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Pyrenees Arts Council - Pyrenees Art Exhibition & Sale

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm were please to sponsor and gain naming rights for the Best Oil Category at the Beaufort Community Bank Pyrenees Art Exhibition and Sale held over the long weekend in June 2018.

Skipton Harvfest Committee - Harvfest 2018

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm sponsored the annual Skipton Harvfest celebrations held at the Skipton Recreation oval on Sunday 4th March, 2018 and agree to sponsor further over a 3 years period.  The concept of the Festival was for the community to celebrate together for a day, after a trying harvest period with a lot of crops being severely damaged by frost last year which provided the community with music, food vans, farm machinery, games for the kids and stalls.

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Lake Goldsmith Steam Preservation Society - new upstairs office and meeting room

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm donated funds to the Lake Goldsmith Steam Preservation Association Inc. which helped to defray the costs associated with the office extension and upgrade. Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally was held on 3rd & 4th November 2018 and the volunteers were very pleased with the additional room that this upgrade has given them, offering further storage a  kitchen area and  meeting room facilities.

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Wimmera Axemen’s Club - new trailer

Wimmera Axemen’s Association received funding for a new trailer which will help make their lives easier by transporting their equipment all together and safely to their events across Australia.

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Pyrenees Chorale - new keyboard

The Pyrenees Chorale is a young choir of mostly older singers consisting of 16 men and women. The group has been singing together for nearly 6 years and they are proud of the high musical standards they have achieved in that time. They sing at a number of venues including Church services at Beaufort and Burrumbeet and the Ballarat Choral festival.


Up until now they have used a borrowed keyboard. Now, with our donation, they have their own up to date state of the art keyboard which they use every week at rehearsals and concerts for accompanying songs.


Skipton Primary School - Sustainability Program

The students at Skipton Primary school achieved a great deal in their Sustainability Program in 2018. Some of the Highlights were. Grade Three successfully applying for a Corangamite community environment grant to install Tangler Bins and waste education signage at Jubilee Park.

Grade Two made their own paper and participated in the River detectives program and winning first prize in the platypus awareness competition. Grade 4 redesigned our school bin and waste sorting system to make it more convenient and efficient. Grade5/6 conducted a biodiversity audit of the school and established an indigenous plant garden. Prep one had a great time cooking, working in the veggie patch, composting, worm farming and looking after the frog bog.

As well three of their students received awards in The Central Highlands Water Week Poster Competition.

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Beaufort & Skipton Health Services - new bladder scanning machine

The funding provided by SHWF allowed the Skipton Campus to purchase an Ultrasound Bladder Scanner. This piece of equipment will benefit our Medical Practice, Acute Hospital patients and Aged Care residents.  It assists medical and nursing staff with their assessments of a patient/resident and could possibly prevent complications, invasive medical procedures or transport to another hospital.