Council launches new initiative with local businesses to create a greener city
21 September 2017
The City of Greater Dandenong has taken an important step in its bid to create a more environmentally sustainable city.
In partnership with the Sustainable Melbourne Fund, Council is playing its part in helping local businesses save money on energy bills.
Businesses in the City of Greater Dandenong can now borrow money for sustainable initiatives through the Sustainable Melbourne Fund and pay the money back via their annual Council rates bill.
Last week the Council signed its first Environmental Upgrade Agreement with Dandenong South business Smart Recycling.
The company will be installing a 100kw solar panel system which is expected to cut the companies energy bill by more than $28,000 each year.
Greater Dandenong Mayor Councillor Jim Memeti said the new Council initiative was a great opportunity for local businesses to make their mark on Greater Dandenong’s environmental footprint.
“Environmental Upgrade Agreements can be used to fund building works that improve energy efficiency, reduce waste and cut water use,” he said.
“This is a great example of how Council and local businesses can work together and achieve positive outcomes for the community and the environment.
“It is also an important step in the City of Greater Dandenong achieving its goal to become one of Australia’s most sustainable cities by 2030.”
For more information contact visit Sustainable Melbourne Fund’s website at sustainablemelbournefund.com.au or phone 1300 432 044.