Chesters unveils solar installation at Bendigo Golf Club

The Bendigo Golf Club has installed 68 solar panels, thanks to $12,000 from the Federal Government’s Powering Communities Program.

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has visited the Bendigo Golf Club to hear how the upgrades will help the club.

“I’d like to commend the Bendigo Golf Club on their successful application and vision to run a more energy efficient organisation,” Chesters said.

“Not only is it better for the environment, but it will help the club reduce power bills, leaving more money for other projects.”

The Powering Communities program aims to assist organisations in improving their energy efficiency practices and lowering energy bills.

The objective of the grant is to support community organisations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficient practices and increase the uptake of energy efficient technologies.

Bendigo Golf Club General Manager, Brock Rogers says the money they save on power bills will be used to expand the club.

“We’re currently spending more than $35,000 on electricity a year,” Mr Rogers said.

“It’ll be great to be able to put that money into coaching and attracting junior players, as well as boosting the number of female golfers at the club.”