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ELIGIBLE low-income households in Mt Druitt and St Marys will be able to save hundreds of dollars on their electricity bills thanks to the new Home Energy Action (HEA) Appliance program launched recently.
The $4 million initiative of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage will help low-income households reduce energy bills by replacing existing inefficient fridges or TVs with selected new energy-efficient models at subsidised costs.
“The HEA Appliance program will assist many people Anglicare supports through our Mt Druitt centre. The program offers 40 per cent subsidies for fridges and 50 per cent for TVs. Households can save up to $200 on annual energy bills for fridges and up to $125 for TVs,” sustainable living manager Teresa Clark said.
“If you have a valid Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card or Low Income Health Care Card from Centrelink, or a Gold Card from Veterans’ Affairs, you can make an appointment with us and we will help you apply for the program.
“For those who may struggle to pay the gap, we can also see if they’ll be eligible for our no-interest loan scheme.”
Eligible households can also apply at environment. nsw.gov.au/households/ap pliance-replacement-offer.
The program runs until June 30 next year.
Anglicare’s Teresa Clark.