Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Solar bowls club and a mobile boost

A RE-ELECTED Coalition government would provide a $10,000 solar package for the New Norfolk Bowls Club and install a mobile phone booster at Lachlan, Lyons Liberal MHR Eric Hutchinson said this week.

Mr Hutchinson said he had provided a number of community organisations with solar panels as part of his 2013 election commitment - including the New Norfolk District Football Club - and was enthusiastic about more groups having the opportunity this year.

“The Solar Communities program will provide funding for groups across Australia to install rooftop solar photo voltaic, solar hot water and battery storage systems for community -owned buildings,” Mr Hutchinson said. “A 10 kilowatt solar PV provides savings of around $3000 per annum,” he said.

A new base station Lachlan would bring a much-needed boost to mobile telephone coverage, providing benefits to emergency service operators, businesses and residents, Mr Hutchinson said. "The Coalition's $220 million plan to address mobile black spots will ensure regional communities have better access to wider and more reliable mobile phone coverage."

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