The Morrison Government is supporting community groups to lower their power bills and play their part in helping to reduce Australia’s emissions.


Across Australia, not-for-profit community groups have been awarded grants of up to $12,500 for energy-saving projects under the Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program.


Member for Barker Tony Pasin says through the program, the Mount Gambier Harness Racing Club has received $10,840 to install a 10.2kw Solar system at its grounds at the Mount Gambier A & H Society.


The project involves installation of 34 solar panels to provide 10.2 kw of power.


“Energy bills are often one of the biggest overheads for organisations, and we want to help ease some of the financial pressures facing our local groups,” Mr Pasin said.


The Energy Efficient Communities Program was announced as part of the Government’s Climate Solutions Package in the 2019 Budget.


“The program is delivering grants to help businesses and community organisations to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies, and better manage energy consumption to reduce their power bills,” Mr Pasin said.


In addition to grants for community organisations, the program will provide $10 million for dairy farming businesses, $9 million for small businesses and $15 million for high energy-using businesses.


Further information on the Energy Efficient Communities Program is available at


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