Coalition to deliver solar boost for community groups in Higgins

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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.