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Workshops to ease energy hardship

3 March, 2017

3 March 2017
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Workshops to ease energy hardships

Murdi Paaki Regional Enterprise Corporation (MPREC) are working with householders to help ease the burden posed by energy bills.

Funded by the Aboriginal Housing Office (NSW Department of Family and Community Services), MPREC are delivering four Utility Bill Support Program workshops, with the next occurring in Dubbo in March.

Acting MPREC CEO, Rene Wykes, said the workshops will help homeowners understand how they can save money on their energy bills. All attendees will also receive a free gift to help them reduce their energy bill, as well as morning tea and lunch.

“Energy bills in Aboriginal communities average far above the state average. This puts a lot of pressure on some families to be able to afford and pay their energy bills.”

“The workshops are designed to help Aboriginal Housing Office tenants learn more about at-home energy efficiency, support programs and services and some great technological interventions the AHO will be making to homes.”

Dubbo has been chosen as the pilot area for this program, which will also see properties being retrofitted with rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and in-home energy management systems.

One workshop has already been held in Dubbo, with great feedback, says Ms Wykes.

“23 people attended the first workshop, facilitated by Max Ryan. Of course, we hope we see more people at the second workshop on March 7. We see this as an easy way to help improve the wellbeing and financial position of people in our community.”

Media Contact:
Rene Wykes, a/CEO, MPREC
p: 1800 035 721 e:

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Workshop details:
When: Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Where: MPREC Office, 1 Asset Way, BlueRidge Business Park, Dubbo
Time: 10am – 2pm (morning tea and light lunch will be provided)
RSVP: Call 1800 035 721

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