Contribute to Wellington’s new energy transformation investments

Kirsten Power is the Wellington Shire's Renewable Energy and Defence Officer. Photo: Contributed

LOCAL businesses are encouraged by the Wellington Shire Council to think about the role they could play in energy transition or supporting defence.

Wellington Shire’s Economic Development Officer for Defence and Renewable Energy, Kirsten Power, is supporting local businesses to get the most out of $40 billion in planned renewable energy investment across the region, as well as recent and ongoing development at RAAF Base, East Sale.

By engaging with Council’s newly-appointed officer, local businesses can benefit from supply-chain inclusion and employment.

As a valuable information point, the role includes helping employers navigate accreditations, amend business plans and liaise with authorities and agencies to direct people to relevant programs.

Ms Power participates in state government forums, holding meaningful, two-way engagement as a voice for Wellington’s future and local businesses.

She is also involved in organising the Gippsland New Energy Conference, which anually brings together more than 1000 people to discuss the future of clean energy in Gippsland.

Businesses are encouraged to contact Ms Power at to indicate their interest.

Appointed in 2023, the role aims to show Council’s commitment to renewable and the new energy transition throughout Wellington Shire and broader Gippsland.

In 2021, the Wellington community identified climate change as their number one council plan priority, and Council has wasted no time supporting renewable energy investment and transition.

More detail about Council’s key renewable energy priorities can be found at