Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt was thrilled to visit Advance Community College in Hastings recently to view the solar panels the College was able to install thanks to the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.
Advance Community College was able to install the solar panels with the assistance of $9,000 received under Round One of the program and is now reaping the rewards.
“These solar panels will help the college off-set some of its electricity costs and will lead to overall efficiency gains,” Mr Hunt said.
Advance Community College CEO Steve Wright said the solar panels were a great benefit to the organisation, which is located at the Hastings Hub.
“We have already noticed a drop in our electricity prices and are feeding back to the grid,” Mr Wright said.
“This project has broad community benefit as the solar panels support not only the College but all of the other community groups that use the Hub.”
Mr Hunt said community groups in the electorate were sharing in grants of $150,000 per year over two years through the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities program.
“The grants fund small capital projects that deliver social benefits to a variety of groups by supporting participation and contributing to the vibrancy and viability of our local community,” Mr Hunt said.
“These small grants allow valuable organisations to complete projects that have a flow-on benefit to the community.
“I would like to thank Advance Community College and all of the groups that received grants for the fantastic work they do and the services they provide.”