Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Mid Murray Council has partnered with the State Government to help residents learn how to save money on increasing energy costs. 

The Energy Partners Program (EPP) provides Council with information resources, staff and community training and options to support local welfare agencies, which will ultimately assist educating residents as well.


Mid Murray Mayor Dave Burgess said an increasing number of residents were struggling to keep up with rising household costs. 


“South Australia has some of the highest energy costs in the country and with a large number of disadvantaged families across our district; this is one opportunity we have to help them find ways to lower their expenses.”


“This is a well-run, low-cost program that has proven to be successful in other communities,” Mayor Dave Burgess says. 


All of the State’s city councils and the some country councils are already a part of the successful program.


In the first instance, Council will provide information brochures at its three council offices (in Mannum, Cambrai and Morgan), and also provide them to community groups and other agencies that support those disadvantaged across our community.  Council has a number of Home Energy Audit Kits available to borrow from local libraries, including Cambrai, Blanchetown, Mannum, Morgan and Swan Reach.


Down the track we will look to provide training to relevant Council staff and community volunteers, groups and workers to assist the community members and households around their energy issues.  We will also include energy efficiency articles in the council’s quarterly newsletters.


For further information, visit the Mid Murray Council website www.mid-murray.sa.gov.au or keep updated by following Mid Murray Council on Facebook.