Arron Milienou and Steve Doyle from Bellingen Solar.
Arron Milienou and Steve Doyle from Bellingen Solar.

Bellingen a hot energy saving spot

NOT surprisingly, Bellingen Shire residents figure prominently among the top 10 State’s energy-saving hotspots.

In fact they trail only Kyogle ratepayers as the most environmentally conscious folk in NSW.

State Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Frank Sartor, said NSW households have now claimed more than 300,000

Government rebates to green their homes. “With the help of $140 million in NSW Government rebates to date, families in NSW are saving a combined 352,000 tonnes of carbon pollution and around four billion litres of water,” Mr Sartor said.

“The rebates have provided an effective and helpful incentive for people to choose more environmentally friendly options in their homes.

“By targeting the biggest water and energy uses in the homes – such as hot water and toilet flushing – they are delivering the biggest savings.”

Every NSW household can claim up to $1500 worth of rebates, including:

$300 to replace an electric hot water system with climate-friendly solar, heat pump and 5-star gas hot water systems;

up to $1500 for rainwater tanks that are connected to a washing machine and toilet;

$35 to have your old second working fridge recycled (where Fridge Buyback is available, www.fridgebuyback.com.au)

$200 for a 4-star dual-flush toilet to replace a single-flush toilet;

$150 for installing a hot water circulator unit for instantaneous gas hot water heaters.

Visit www.savepower.nsw.gov.au for details on efficiency programs.



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