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Council helping residents access free energy advice


Georges River Council, as part of the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC), is supporting an initiative aimed at helping residents’ access free advice to improve the energy efficiency of their home and workplace.

The free advice, which can include an obligation-free quote for solar panels, provided through the Our Energy Future program, is now available to all members of the local area.

Administrator of Georges River Council, John Rayner, said this program will greatly benefit members of the local community.

“Georges River Council is one of eight Councils in SSROC, which are supporting this initiative,” he said.

“By providing access to this free specialist advice, residents will be able to learn how to make their homes more energy efficient and even save money on their power bills.”

“Residents will be able to learn about solar power, energy efficient lighting, and even about the benefits of insulating your home.”

President of SSROC Councillor Sally Betts said she is excited about the launch of this new program.

“We are delighted that Our Energy Future and SSROC have been able to come together with eight councils to deliver financial savings to our local residents,” she said.

“We are delighted to have such strong participation from our member councils and from neighbouring regions,” she added.

General Manager of SSROC, Naomi Dougal explained the initiative is a key element of the organisation’s Renewable Energy Masterplan and will be run for the next 15 months.

This program has been brought about through collaboration with SSROC and delivered by the Our Energy Future team. Our Energy Future is coordinated by Positive Charge, a not-for-profit social enterprise.

For more information about the initiative, please head to the Our Energy Future website or call 1300 339 915.

For more information about Council’s Environmental Services, contact 9330 6400.

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