Delacombe’s Springhill Farm Pty Ltd will be able to reduce its power bills, lower carbon emissions and secure a more sustainable future for its enterprise with the help of a $55,490 grant under the Gillard Government’s $1 billion Clean Technology Investment Programs.
Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King, congratulated Springhill Farm and said the grant would help it save around $15,000 a year on its power bills.
“The Gillard Government is working in partnership with Springhill Farm to reduce emissions and save costs. The funding will help reduce its power bill and carbon pollution by reducing the energy intensity of its operations by 25 per cent,” Ms King said.
“This will be achieved by Springhill Farm upgrading existing ovens from electricity to natural gas, upgrading lighting and installing a solar PV System. The project, to cost around $110,980, is expected to reduce Springhill Farm’s site-wide carbon emissions intensity by 55%.”
Springhill Farm produces and distributes individually wrapped slice, biscuits, rocky road and gluten free bread mixes. .
“These changes are exactly the sort of practical improvements that the Clean Technology Investment Programs were designed to support. It is good to see the Clean Technology Investment Programs having a practical impact in Ballarat and region.
“By helping manufacturers invest in energy efficient capital equipment and low emissions technologies, processes and products, the Government is supporting projects that are good for businesses, good for the community and good for the environment.
“The Clean Technology Investment Programs are an important part of the Gillard Government’s plan for a Clean Energy Future.
“The $800 million Clean Technology Investment Program and the $200 million Clean Technology Food and Foundries Investment Program are in place to support manufacturers make the transition to a low pollution economy.”
For more information, companies should contact AusIndustry on 13 28 46 or visit www.ausindustry.gov.au
More information on Australia’s Clean Energy Future is available at www.cleanenergyfuture.gov.au