A re-elected Turnbull Government will provide up to $100,000 to community groups in Tangney towards installing a solar system which will help these community organisations directly benefit from lower electricity bills.
“The Solar Communities program will provide funding for groups across Australia to install rooftop solar PV, solar hot water and battery storage systems for community owned buildings,” Ben Morton said.
“The grant will help reduce electricity costs for groups who provide classes and activities aimed at involving local community minded people of all ages including activities and recreation for children, families and senior citizen,” Ben Morton said
“Community organisations such as churches, sporting clubs and scouts will be able to apply for funding of up to $15,000,” Minister Hunt said.
“Around 350 community groups are expected to benefit from the expanded program, with $5 million available over three years from 2016-17.”
“Unlike Labor, the Coalition is committed reducing emissions without hiking up power bills for community groups, families and businesses and putting Australian jobs at risk,” Ben Morton said.
“Bill Shorten’s carbon tax is a tax on electricity and will hurt community groups across Australia.”
By contrast, the Coalition is committed to supporting community groups with our expanded Solar Communities program.
“Under the Turnbull Government, half a million households and businesses have already made the switch to solar,” Minister Hunt said.
Australia has the highest proportion of households with solar panels in the world – about 15 per cent.
The Australian Government’s Renewable Energy Target provides for an average rebate for a solar system of $3,000, or about 30 per cent of the installation cost.
Only the Coalition is committed to increasing the use of renewables without a job-destroying carbon tax.