Small and medium hotels across Farrer are receiving support from the Morrison Government to cut their energy costs so they can invest in their business, employ more Australians and get ahead.
Through the $10.2 million Hotel Energy Uplift Program hotels have received grants of up to $25,000. This funding will help lower their energy bills by upgrading to more energy efficient air-conditioning, refrigeration and equipment, improving the building through double glazing and insulation, carrying out energy audits or installing energy monitoring equipment.
Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Angus Taylor MP, said Australia’s hotel industry was among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic and the Morrison Government is committed to helping local operators get back on their feet.
“As we secure Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19, backing businesses to get ahead is a key priority of the Morrison Government,” said Minister Taylor.
“Over 85 per cent of the grants awarded will go to hotels in regional or remote Australia, providing a significant boost to our regions. This is good news for tourist destinations welcoming back visitors after COVID-19-related restrictions.”
Federal Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley MP, said the grants would help fund projects that will provide genuine and lasting energy savings and reduce operating costs for local hotels.
“These grants will help local operators to save on energy costs, putting more money back in their pockets and supporting the creation of new jobs, including for local electricians, carpenters, engineers, and plumbers,” Ms Ley said.
The Hotel Energy Uplift Program was announced in the 2020-21 Budget and is part of the Government’s $1.9 billion investment in new energy technologies which will create new jobs now and into the future, reduce emissions and ensure all Australians have access to reliable and affordable energy.
Hotels, motels and serviced apartments with up to 99 rooms were eligible to receive grants under the program.
The full list of successful applicants is here:
|Install inverter air conditioning systems
|Albury Burvale Motor Inn
|Albury Allawa Motor Inn
|Install double glazed windows, heat pump dryer, solar heating for pool
|Guestroom Window Upgrades
|Garden Court Motel Albury
|air conditioner, fridges, hot water system, washing machines, LED lights and window drapes
|Balranald Capri Motel
|replace air-conditioners, install Pool Covers and pool pumps, LED Lights, Roofing and Insulation
|Berrigan Motel Energy Efficiency program
|Lone Pine Motel
|Install energy efficient equipment using the latest technologies.
|Murray Bank Holiday Units
|Install more energy efficient split system air conditioners , install auto sun awnings and insulating blinds
|Federation Motel Resort
|Install reverse cycle inverter split system and energy saving refrigerator, freezer and dryer.
|Bindaree Holiday Park Corowa
|Install inverter air conditioning systems
|Deniliquin Country Club Motor Inn
|split system air conditioning, replace washing machines and heat pump dryer
|The Exchange Hotel
|Greening the Exchange
|Upgrade to more Energy Efficient Refrigerators
|Colony Inn Hotel
|Upgrade to energy efficient Cooling & energy efficient glass & lighting
|crystal fountain motel
|Aircon Replace for energy saving with inverter and 5 star rating
|The Leeton Heritage Motor Inn
|install ceiling insulation, double glazed windows and smart air conditioning.
|LED lighting, inverted reverse cycle air conditioning, solar panels to the roof, upgrade cool rooms to a larger size unit so we can remove additional fridges and freezers
|Hydro Motor Inn
|Install ceiling insulation bats
|Moama Central Motel
|Install energy efficient split system air conditioners and heavy block out drapes
|Rich River Golf Club
|Energy Efficiency upgrade for Rich River Golf Club
|Lake Mulwala Hotel
|Lake Mulwala Hotel – Motel Heating & Cooling Upgrade
|Fig Tree Motel Narrandera NSW
|Install split system air conditioning, LED lighting and replacement of inefficient room bar refrigerators.
|The Hume Inn Motel
|installation of blackout blinds/category “C” blinds to all windows, installation of highly energy efficient air conditioning units, window film.
|The Cottage Motor Inn
|The Cottage Motor Inn hot water system upgrade
|Tocumwal Golf Resort
|Replacement of Windows with New energy efficient glass
|Hume Country Motor Inn
|Replacement of obsolete and non-efficient electrical items