Local businesses cut down on energy use thanks to grants
Three Townsville small businesses will share in more than $41,000 worth of grants to help them cut down on their energy usage.
Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said the successful applicants for the Federal Government’s Energy Efficient Communities – Small Business Grants program would soon be able to reap the benefits of cheaper power bills.
“E-static Powder Coating has received $20,000 to go towards replacing a compressor system with a more energy-efficient unit, while Coral Sea Property Services has received $8,937 and Lifestyle Constructions NQ $12,520 for energy efficient lighting,” Mr Thompson said.
“We know small businesses are the engine room of our economy so I’m glad they’ve had some help to be able to implement positive changes that will help them not only save money, but grow and create jobs in the long term.”
Mr Thompson said the grants were a means of helping to reduce the cost of doing business.
“This is a small way we can help ease the burden of some of the highest power prices in the country we suffer here in North Queensland thanks to the State Labor Government.
“I will continue to put pressure on the Queensland Government to introduce competition in the energy market to give North Queenslanders a choice when it comes to their power provider.
“In the meantime I look forward to fighting for small businesses in whatever way can.”
336 small businesses across the country received grants of up to $20,000 as part of the program.
Locals are encouraged to stay up-to-date on current and future grant opportunities by signing up to Phillip Thompson’s email list at philthompson.com.au/subscribe.