Energy cost reduction

Two local high energy using businesses are being supported by the Federal Government to cut energy costs and improve their resilience as the economy recovers from COVID-19.

Riddoch Trading Pty Ltd received $12,987 for its Union Dairy Company Effluent Pond Improvement Plan, $12,987, while Timberlink Australia Pty Limited was granted $25,000 for a LED lighting upgrade at itsTarpeena sawmill.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the grants were awarded through the High Energy Using Business stream of the government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program. “For businesses across Barker energy costs make up a large part of their operating expenses,” Mr Pasin said.

“Supporting industries to reinvest in their businesses, grow, thrive and employ more locals has never been more important as we emerge from the COVID19 recession.”

Successful applicants will match the grants with an equally-sized co-contribution.

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