Community News

Being a good neighbour

We live and work in the Queensland communities where we operate, including our regional locations at Callide near Biloela and Kogan Creek near Chinchilla.

Our sites sit alongside residential and farming properties so a big priority is to make sure we have strong relationships with those around us and do the right thing by them…as all good neighbours should. This means being respectful and considerate at all times and operating openly.

All of our employees have an important role to play in this.

Our site managers at our power stations are required to maintain personal contact with the station’s direct neighbours and make sure they are immediately available to discuss any concerns. And our employees know to pass on to the power station manager any concerns raised by neighbours or members of the community.

This ensures we respond quickly and can take immediate action.

We have the following principles we apply to be a good neighbour:

  • Communicate openly and often
  • Constantly assess the impact of our operations
  • Operate within the bounds of our environmental licences
  • Maintain common boundary fences
  • Manage vegetation and weeds
  • Manage water, fire control
  • Manage noise and dust
  • Manage wild animals on our properties.
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Proudly supporting the Queensland community

We are a proud Queensland-owned and based company.

Our staff live in and are part of the communities where we operate. We’ve been a part of the Biloela community in Central Queensland for more than 20 years and the Western Downs for 15 years. We also have a presence in Brisbane where our corporate office is located.

Our strong commitment to the Queensland community extends above and beyond delivering reliable and affordable electricity – we also have a strong philanthropic focus and growing community sponsorship program.


In the 2019 – 2020 financial year, we provided more than $230,000 in sponsorship to Queensland regional schools, not-for-profit groups and organisations.

Exciting sponsorships have included helping Chinchilla State School set up a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths hub and helping Biloela’s PCYC to buy specialist equipment and hire a qualified dance instructor for its All Abilities Dance and Exercise Program.

Our sponsorship program supports groups and organisations focused on the following:

  • safety and environment
  • social and community development
  • education
  • culture and art
  • active and healthy communities.

To find out more about who we’ve sponsored or if you’re eligible to be sponsored by us, visit:


CS Energy also contributes to our local communities by making charitable donations and through our Workplace Giving program.

In the past year, CS Energy donated nearly $90,000 to many worthy causes such as the Children’s Hospital Foundation and bushfire relief from the Australian Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

Our staff are very passionate about giving back to the community and do so through our Generosity program, which has been up and running for more than a decade.

Staff contribute each pay to a number of very worthy charities we partner with – they have raised nearly $400,000 as a result.

You can find out more about who our donations have helped here: