East Gippsland Concession Card holders will be entitled to a rebate of $700 when they replace their electric heater with a more cost-effective and energy-efficient gas heater, as part of the Victorian Gas Heater Rebate. “The initiative, which marks World Environment Day, will make it easier and cheaper for Victorian households to support the environment,” said Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull.
“Switching from electric to gas heaters can save households around $280 on their annual power bill and produce a better outcome for our environment.”
The Victorian Coalition Government has again delivered on its election commitment to ease the cost-of-living for Victorian households.
As part of its $5 million energy efficiency rebate for low-income household package, the Coalition Government will put $700 back into the pockets of Victorians in-need, and deliver vital environmental benefits.
The broad energy efficiency rebate package will also include a $100 rebate system to eligible low-income households to purchase a washing machine or fridge with a minimum 2.5 star energy efficiency rating.
The gas heater rebate will be provided as a point-of-sale discount to eligible concession card holders at over 200 participating suppliers and retailers across Victoria until 2013.
Details of participating retailers will be announced before the scheme gets underway on 4 July. For more information call 1300 363 744 or visit www.resourcesmart.vic.gov.au