DP Energy held Community Open Days for the project at the Port Augusta Institute Theatre on the 5th and 6th of May 2015. The purpose of the Open Days was to provide the community with an opportunity to view information about the project, to speak directly with the developers and their technical representatives, and to have questions answered in person. Approximately 70 people attended the Open Days, and the feedback received was generally positive. Much of the interest centred around the potential employment and other opportunities that the project will bring to the region.
The project offers direct benefits to local communities through potential employment opportunities during the construction and operational phases, together with indirect economic benefits for local businesses through the sourcing of local products, materials and services. Once the project is operational it is also proposed to dedicate a portion of the Project’s revenue to support broad-based local community initiatives and organisations through a Community Fund administered by local community volunteers. Further details will be provided on this website and through other channels at the appropriate time.