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Community Engagement Project 

UPDATE: September 2017

The project so far has allocated  $20192.50 with the total project value of $61368 being invested into our community.

Funding receipents to date are:

Applicant         Project
Ouyen P12 College Pushcart Team    RACV Maryborough Energy Challenge
Ouyen Harness Racing Club OHRC Shelter
Ouyen & District Brass Band Community Music
Ouyen Pre School Waterwise Sensory Garden
Ouyen Farmers Festival Canvas Marquee Roofs
Ouyen Golf Club Synthetic Grass Tees
Ouyen Golf/Tennis Committee of Management                  Clubhouse freezer
Ouyen Lawn Tennis Club Junior Development Equipment
Ouyen Bowls Club PV Solar System
Ouyen Farm Safety Education Day
Ouyen Farmers Festival Animal Nursery


Round two applications are closed (21 July 2017)

Keep checking website for Round Three early 2018


Ouyen Inc is a volunteer community organisation first formed in 1997 after the local council amalgamation process saw Ouyen become part of the Mildura Rural City Council. This volunteer group has worked to represent Ouyen and to create social, economic and environmental opportunity for the benefit of the community in partnership with Council, State and Federal government and where possible with private commercial entities.


The Project:

Iluka and their partnering contractors have contributed to a fund pool known as the Community Engagement Project which will be administered by Ouyen Inc under a predetermined set of guidelines as established by Iluka in consultation with their legal representatives Finlaysons.

The purpose of the fund is to provide opportunity for Ouyen based community groups to pursue sustainable projects which benefit the community and provide a legacy of the endeavours of Iluka and their partnering contractors as to their contribution to the community of Ouyen.

The funds will be used for projects by any sporting, social, arts, education or lifestyle club or group, that meets the defined criteria, to apply for a portion of the funds for projects which are sustainable, enhance the community's opportunity socially, economically or environmentally and which can be identified as a legacy of the mineral sands mining operation.



Second round funding has just closed (July 2017). Two x $10,000 grants are available as well as a number of $2,500 dollar for dollar based grants.

Application form is available from the link below.

For more information contact Scott Anderson on 0400 878 316.


How to Apply:

Applications closed of business on 21 July 2017.

Applications are assessed by an independent committee represented by non-Ouyen Inc members. The independent committee will be responsible for ensuring the established guidelines are met and that final approval is gained by Iluka. 

Applications can be addressed to : Ouyen Inc, PO Box 168 OUYEN VIC 3490


The Community Engagement Project is administered in good faith by volunteers for volunteers. A review of progress, success or otherwise at the end of each funding round will be conducted. Community support will determine the continuity of the project.


For Guidelines and more application details











A Community Plan for Ouyen developed by the community as a component of Rural Futures initiative, a collaborative project delivered in Ouyen by the Victorian Department of Primary Industries and Mallee Track Health & Community Service.

The Ouyen Rural Futures Initiative was supported by Mildura Rural City Council and Ouyen Inc.

View the Ouyen Community Plan

Other plans available for viewing are the Ouyen Structure Plan and the Urban Design Advice

View Ouyen Structure Plan

Urban Design Advice available at Ouyen Service Centre

Ouyen Inc Constitution

Incorporation Model Rules

Ouyen Inc Certificate of Incorporation