6. Ravenshoe Community Centre, Qld

Quick Win project No. 6: Ravenshoe Community Centre

Ravenshoe is a rural and remote township situated on the western edge of the Atherton Tablelands in Queensland. Ravenshoe Community Centre provides a range of services to the communities of Ravenshoe, Millaa, and Mt Garnet including outlying rural areas. Services provided include family support, community support, emergency relief, No Interest loans (NILS), Centrelink access point, youth support, limited hours childcare, community development, and aged care services. The site is shared by the Yabu Mija indigenous women’s organisation, and the grounds feature a community garden. Contact: comdevelop@ravcom.org.au

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Ravenshoe Community Centre so far

Note: The ‘At subsequent projects’ figures should be a bit higher than shown below. This is because we temporarily used some Big Win funds to help fund some of our early Quick Win projects, and when we later repaid that amount to the Big Win fund we used two loan repayments from Ravenshoe ($1,710) to help pay that back. That money is now achieving reductions in carbon emissions via Big Win projects, but that benefit is not reflected in the table shown below.

* Since the amount of CO2 avoided is highly dependent on the fuel source used for local grid electricity, and since subsequent CORENA projects (partly funded by loan repayments from this one) are in different locations and began at various times when different carbon intensity figures applied, we have used 1MWh = 1 tonne as a very rough approximation across all projects.

This solar project is now fully funded – Thank You!

People contributing to Project 6

2015-08-12$780.69 of Loan repayment from Gawler CC$780.69
2015-08-12Peter WadeQld$11/week
2015-08-12Char GraingerVic$20.00
2015-08-12Paul Andrew$20.00
2015-08-10Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2015-08-05Peter WadeQld$11/week
2015-08-05Mike FNSW$100.00
2015-08-05Luke SchubertSA$25.00
2015-08-03Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2015-08-03Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2015-08-03Camden CC loan repayment (Project 4)$673.00
2015-07-30Wayne StanfordSA$25/fortnight
2015-07-29Peter WadeQld$11/week
2015-07-29Jonathan DoigNSW$10/month
2015-07-28John RollsSA$45/month
2015-07-28Gaby JungTas$25.00
2015-07-27Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2015-07-27Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2015-07-23Mackenzie Davey$10/month
2015-07-22Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.18/month
2015-07-22Peter WadeQld$11/week
2015-07-20Barb FreyWA$8/week
2015-07-20Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2015-07-20David LloydSA$25/month
2015-07-16Wayne StanfordSA$25/fortnight
2015-07-16Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2015-07-16Frank LinQld$10/month
2015-07-15Peter WadeQld$11/week
2015-07-15Marty BoothNSW$60/month
2015-07-15Gabriel NoronhaNSW$10/month
2015-07-14Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2015-07-13Barb FreyWA$8/week
2015-07-13Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2015-07-13Char GraingerVic$20.00
2015-07-08Peter WadeQld$11/week
2015-07-08Robert ANSW$141.34
2015-07-08Margaret Penfold-NewtonSA$200.00
2015-07-06Barb FreyWA$8/week
2015-07-06Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2015-07-06Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2015-07-02Wayne StanfordSA$25/fortnight
2015-07-01Peter WadeQld$11/week
2015-06-29Barb FreyWA$8/week
2015-06-29Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2015-06-29Jonathan DoigNSW$10/month
2015-06-28John RollsSA$45/month
2015-06-26Anton MaurusVic$35/month
2015-06-24Peter WadeQld$11/week
2015-06-23Mackenzie Davey$10/month
2015-06-22Barb FreyWA$8/week
2015-06-22Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2015-06-22Bill GreshamACT$500.00
(1 panel)
2015-06-22David LloydSA$25/month
2015-06-19Karen HamiltonSA$75.00
2015-06-18Cate, Zoe, SeamusQld$9.44
2015-06-18Wayne StanfordSA$25/fortnight
2015-06-17Peter WadeQld$11/week
2015-06-17Jean Pierre Redestorff$19.18/month
2015-06-16Jonathan MaddoxNSW$50/month
2015-06-16Frank LinQld$10/month
2015-06-15Barb FreyWA$8/week
2015-06-15Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2015-06-15Jonathan PrendergastNSW$5/month
2015-06-15Marty BoothNSW$60/month
2015-06-15Gabriel NoronhaNSW$10/month
2015-06-11Charlene GraingerVic$20/month
2015-06-10Loan from Big Win fund. Details here$1,000.00
2015-06-10Peter WadeQld$11/week
2015-06-08Mike CraddockNSW$100.00
2015-06-08Barb FreyWA$8/week
2015-06-08Laquorious DeeSA$10/week
2015-06-04Wayne StanfordSA$25/fortnight
2015-06-04Marty Vaher Original Green CompanySA$1,000.00
2015-06-04Fraser AACT$250.00
2015-06-04Jacinta GreenNSW$5/month
2015-06-03Part of Beechworth Project 3 loan repayment$520.00
2015-06-03Hender familySA$5.44
Olimometer 2.52

Loan amount: $7,000
Loan repayments: $855/quarter – Fully repaid
Note: The community centre have chosen to pay back the loan in 2 years even though we don’t ask for that. The savings resulting from the CORENA loan will only be around $470/quarter, but they have recently replaced all their lighting with LEDs (using other funding), so their total power bill savings will cover the faster repayment rate.
Status: Funded project – loan fully repaid
Loan repayments received so far:
1. 01/12/15, $855
2. 14/03/16, $855
3. 01/06/16, $855
4. 31/08/16, $855
5. 12/12/16, $855
6. 28/02/17, $855
7. 07/06/17, $855
8. 05/09/17, $855
9. 03/01/18, $160 – final payment

Work details CostExpected savings
Total: Total:
Solar 6kW grid connect system
• 24 x 250W ET Solar
ET-P660250WW Polycrystalline Panel
• 1 x SMA SB5000TL-21 Inverter
- $2,000 to be paid up front by Ravenshoe Community Centre
- $7,000 loan from CORENA
26kWh per day
$ 2,460 p.a.