The Government is helping community organisations in Victoria and Queensland to lower their electricity bills and do their bit for the environment under the Solar Towns Programme.
Up to $300,000 will be made available to community organisations in each of the four regions across Victoria and Queensland to install solar photovoltaic cells or a solar hot water system on their premises.
Community organisations located within the City of Monash, the Mount Alexander Shire, the Macedon Ranges Shire and the Town of Sunbury in Victoria and those within the electorates of Bonner and Moreton in Queensland can now apply for grants to purchase and install renewable energy systems.
The Solar Towns Programme is an opportunity for communities to engage at a local level with clean renewable energy.
A number of community organisations in Victoria and Tasmania have already received funding to install systems on their premises.
Under this program, the Government has allocated $2.1 million to support community organisations that wish to install a renewable energy system – a solar photovoltaic panel system or a solar hot water system – on an existing building that provides support to the local community.
Further information about the program, including details of how to apply, is available at http://www.environment.gov.au/climate-change/renewable-energy/solar-towns