24 May 2015

Great news for Surf Coast renewable energy

Federal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson has today announced the successful applicants for the Surf Coast Solar Towns program.

A total of $300,000 was made available this financial year to community groups in Surf Coast Shire to assist with the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic panels or solar hot water systems.

Attending the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club to announce their successful grant, Ms Henderson said that the program would spread the environmental benefits across the region.

“A wide range of organisations were successful, including Torquay and Anglesea Surf Life Saving Clubs, sporting clubs in Mount Moriac and Modewarre, and local CFA branches such as Bellbrae and Aireys Inlet,” said Ms Henderson.

“I’m so pleased that these organisations – twenty in all – will be contributing to production of clean, green solar energy.

“Each organisation will receive grants of up to $20,000 for installation of solar panels or solar hot water systems.

“I am a strong supporter of renewable energy and these grants are part of an election commitment by the Government, to install renewable energy systems on buildings that provide support for the Surf Coast community.

“With the Renewable Energy Target (RET) close to finalisation, our government is taking strong action for a bright future in renewable energy.”

20 January 2016

 

Successful organisations:

Torquay Christian Fellowship – $20,000 for installation of solar panels to the Torquay Christian Fellowship / Early Learning Centre

Connewarre Gun Club – $10,000 Installation of solar panels

Surf Coast Shire – $20,000 for installation of solar panels to the Grant Pavilion Civic Precinct building

Country Fire Authority – $68,956 for installation of solar panels at CFA stations – Aireys Inlet, Bellbrae, Deans Marsh, Freshwater Creek, Torquay, Winchelsea and Wurdale

St Lukes Anglican Church Torquay – $12,718 for installation of solar panels

St Aidans Anglican Church Torquay – $12,718 for installation of solar panels

Torquay Bowls Club -$20,000 for installation of solar panels

Torquay Surf Life Saving Club – $20,000 for installation of solar panels

Mount Moriac Tennis Club – $20,000 for installation of solar panels

Salvation Army Church Torquay – $20,000 for installation of solar panels

Lions Village- $17,291 for installation of solar panels

Anglesea Golf Club – $20,000 for installation of solar panels

Modewarre Football and Cricket Club – $19,200 for installation of solar panels