Small and medium hotels and motels across Mallee are receiving support from the Morrison and McCormack Government to cut their energy costs so they can invest in their business, employ more Australians and get ahead.
Through the $10.2 million Hotel Energy Uplift Program hotels such as May Park Motor Lodge in Horsham, Donald Motor Lodge, Junction Motel Maryborough, 7th Street Motel Mildura, Mystic Park Hotel, Paruna Motel in Swan Hill and Court House Hotel Talbot, which have received grants up to $25,000
This will help lower their energy bills by upgrading to more energy efficient air-conditioning, refrigeration and equipment, improving the building through double glazing and insulation, carrying out energy audits or installing energy monitoring equipment.
Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor said Australia’s hotel industry was among the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic and the Morrison Government is committed to helping local operators get back on their feet.
“As we secure Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19, backing businesses to get ahead is a key priority of the Morrison Government,” said Minister Taylor.
“Over 85 per cent of the grants awarded will go to hotels in regional or remote Australia, providing a significant boost to our regions. This is good news for tourist destinations welcoming back visitors after COVID-19-related restrictions.”
Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster said the grants would help fund projects that will provide genuine and lasting energy savings and reduce operating costs for local hotels.
“These grants will help local operators to save on energy costs, putting more money back in their pockets and supporting the creation of new jobs, including for local electricians, carpenters, engineers, and plumbers,” Dr Webster said.
The Hotel Energy Uplift Program was announced in the 2020-21 Budget and is part of the Government’s $1.9 billion investment in new energy technologies which will create new jobs now and into the future, reduce emissions and ensure all Australians have access to reliable and affordable energy.
Hotels, motels and serviced apartments with up to 99 rooms were eligible to receive grants under the program.
|Donald Motor Lodge||Windows Insulation Donald Motor Lodge||DONALD||22,440.00|
|May Park Motor Lodge – ta Comfort Inn May Park||Double glazing of 19 hotel windows||HORSHAM||24,655.00|
|Ploughmans Motor Inn||Ploughmans Energy Uplift||HORSHAM||25,000.00|
|Leitchville hotel||Leitchville hotel energy efficiency project||LEITCHVILLE||25,000.00|
|JUNCTION MOTEL, MARYBOROUGH||UPGRADE TO MOTEL AIRCONDITIONING UNITS||MARYBOROUGH||25,000.00|
|7th Street Motel||7th Street Motel is an 11 room property in Mildura, North West Victoria.||MILDURA||22,377.00|
|Mystic Park Hotel||Energy Efficiency||MysticPark||19,632.00|
|VICTORIA HOTEL||UPGRADE ANCIENT EQUIPMENT PROGRAMME||PYRAMID HILL||25,000.00|
|The Robinvale Bridge Motel||Robinvale Bridge Motel Energy Usage Reduction Plan||ROBINVALE||25,000.00|
|Sea Lake Motel||2021 24H Replacement 16 Non-Inverter Air conditioners||SEA LAKE||18,873.00|
|Jacaranda Holiday Units||Energy Efficiency Upgrade Jacaranda Holiday Units||Swan Hill||11,875.00|
|Sun Centre Motel||Motel Upgrade||SWAN HILL||25,000.00|
|Paruna Motel||Saving Energy – Paruna Motel Air Conditioner Upgrade||SWAN HILL||25,000.00|
|Comfort Inn Campbell||Comfort Inn Campbell Air Conditioning Upgrade Program Phase 2||SWAN HILL||24,381.00|
|Court House Talbot||Energy Saving Program||TALBOT||14,037.00|