Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, has visited the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre to unveil the completed solar project, made possible through the federal government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program.
The organisation received $5,874 to install solar panels on the existing building.
“I would like to congratulate the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on their successful application to this fund,” Chesters said.
“They are paving the way for other community groups and organisations to promote sustainable energy.
“Not only is it better for the environment, it will help the neighbourhood centre bring down electricity costs.”
The Energy Efficient Communities Program provides community groups with grants up to $12,500 for energy efficient equipment, energy generation and storage systems, and energy audits.
The objective of this grant is to support community organisations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve energy efficient practices and increase the uptake of energy efficient technologies.