Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

MULGOA HOUSEHOLDS TO SAVE ON ENERGY BILLS

Thursday August 25, 2016

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP, is urging eligible households throughout Mulgoa to apply for discounts under the NSW Government Home Energy Action appliance program, in order to replace inefficient TVs and fridges.

 

The program offers 40 and 50 per cent discounts for low income households, equating to an annual average saving of $140 on their energy bills.

 

“The Home Energy Action appliance program will assist 20,000 low income households to reduce their cost of living, by reducing the costs associated with replacing power-hungry TVs and fridges with more energy-efficient appliances,” Tanya Davies said.

 

In order to be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a NSW resident; and
  • Hold a valid Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card or Low Income Health Care Card from Centrelink or a Gold Card from Veterans’ Affairs.

 

As part of the program, applicants can have six year or older fridges replaced, as well as energy inefficient plasma or cathode ray tube (CRT) TVs.

 

The Home Energy Action appliance program may reduce up to 11,500 tonnes of carbon emissions per year, the equivalent of removing more than 2,800 cars off the road, should 20,000 low income households use the subsidy to replace one energy inefficient appliance.

 

“I am particularly supportive of this program on the basis that it assists those who are most vulnerable to rising energy costs, while also providing real and meaningful action for the environment,” said Tanya Davies.

 

The Baird Government is working with leading community service organisations, including Anglicare, Baptist Care, Kempsey Neighbourhood Centre, Kildonan Uniting Care, Metro Assist, Northern Rivers Community Gateway and Good Shepherd Microfinance to ensure their energy hardship clients can easily access the discounts.

 

Eligible low income households may apply for a discount by visiting:

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/households/appliance-replacement-offer.htm