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14:48' 10-01-2018
A new Solar Savers initiative allows a limited number of eligible pensioners in some Council areas to save money on their power bills.

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    METROPOLITAN

    New scheme to help pensioners reduce power bills

    A new Solar Savers initiative allows a limited number of eligible pensioners in some Council areas to save money on their power bills.

    Under the program, they can apply to install solar power with no upfront costs, and gradually pay for the panels through rates payments, over 10 years. Power bill savings will more than cover the cost of loan repayments, leaving the household at least $100 better off at the end of each year.

    At present the program is only available to 20 Councils, funded via a Victorian Government grant. The Councils include Brimbank, Maroondah, Whitehorse, Knox and Monash. There are plans to extend the program to pensioners across Victoria from 2019.

    If you are a homeowner and have a pension card, contact Solar Savers on 9385 8512 or send an email to info@solarsavers.org.au to determine your eligibility. Registrations close on Monday 26 June 2018.

    For all details, visit solarsavers.org.au.

    Chinese Art Workshop

    Fo Guang Yuan Melbourne Art Gallery, 141 Queen St

    Tuesday 23 & 30 January, 11am to 12.30pm

    Yiwen Zhu teaches the ancient Chinese arts of calligraphy and painting in these workshops. Learn to write greetings with delicate brushstrokes on red paper during the calligraphy session in the first session, and how to paint traditional Chinese landscapes, lined with bamboo and rocks, on rice paper, during the second session.

    All materials are provided. The event is free, but donations will be warmly accepted.

    Visit docs.google.com/forms/d/1Q4GoeFTXaqTllXe0prZohMxk1ark6onX-f51Haz5Tw0/viewform? to book.

    DANDENONG

    Community Support Grants Program

    The Community Support Grants Program allows community groups and organisations to apply for one-off grants of up to $20,000, to carry out projects, programs and events that will benefit the Greater Dandenong community.

    Round 1 of the program opens on Thursday 1 February, and closes Wednesday 28 February. To apply for a grant, or to find out other information about the program, please go to www.greaterdandenong.com/section/7234/community-funding.

    Dandenong Council encourages community organisations to come and chat with Community Funding Support Officers over January and February 2018 to discuss projects, eligibility and the online application form. Contact them on 8571 1432, or email commgrants@cgd.vic.gov.au.

    MAROONDAH

    Dandenong Creek Project

    Visitors to the Dandenong Creek will soon benefit from a major rejuvenation project being undertaken by Melbourne Water.

    The Enhance Dandenong Creek project is a five year program to redevelop the catchment area between Bayswater and Endeavour Hills. It aims to improve the amenity and liveability of the area, reduce stormwater pollution from industry, create habitats for native fish, and upgrade the sewer network.

    The Dandenong Creek Valley Corridor is home to a variety of birds, frogs, mammals, reptiles, bugs and insects, fish and plants.

    One aspect of the project is the removal of an underground pipe, which will see Dandenong Creek returned to a flowing waterway between HE Parker Reserve and the railway bridge in Heathmont/Bayswater.

    Sports complex begins construction

    With construction contracts signed and the sod turning ceremony held in December, it’s full steam ahead for the $16.5 million HE Parker Multi-Sports Complex in Heathmont.

    Thanks to $13.5 million in grants, from both the Victorian and Federal governments, the HE Parker sports precinct will be transformed, with the construction of four new outdoor netball courts, incorporating the latest playing surface technology, and a new indoor four court complex for training and competition for netball, volleyball, badminton and table tennis.

    Construction is due to start this month, based on a design that is sensitive to the existing footprint and the surrounding tree canopy. Its anticipated completion date is February 2019. Keep up to date with information on this exciting project on Council’s website, accessible via the Maroondah Projects icon on the home page.

     

     

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