A re-elected Turnbull Government will help community groups in Higgins to lower their
power bills and play their part in reducing Australia’s emissions by providing $100,000
towards the cost of installing solar.
“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,” Minister O’Dwyer said.
“It’s so important that we work together as a local community to deliver practical,
grassroots environmental works.”
The Coalition recognises the important role community and household solar plays in
Australia’s transition to a low emissions economy with an increase in renewable energy.
Community groups that will receive grants in Higgins include:
1st Ashburton Scout Group
Alfred Road Kindergarten
Carnegie Cricket Club, Caulfield Bears Junior Football Club, Caulfield Bears Football
Murrumbeena Bowls Club
Toorak Uniting Church
Samarinda Ashburton Aged Services
Malvern Tennis Club
Country Women’s Association
“Unlike Labor, the Coalition is committed to tackling climate change without hiking up
power bills for community groups, families and businesses and putting Australian jobs at
risk,” Minister O’Dwyer said.
“Under the Turnbull Government, half a million households and businesses have already
made the switch to solar,” Minister Hunt said.
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.
We have also established a $250 million Community Housing Program to help lower costs for low income families and residents through the construction of up to 1,000 new energy efficiency homes.
We have established a $1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund to support the latest
technology which will transform our renewable energy use over the coming decade.
Only the Coalition is committed to tackling climate change without a job-destroying carbon tax.