$1.5 Billion Savings Bonanza For Families Across NSW

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced that local households have given the NSW Government’s cost of living programs the thumbs up, with $1.5 billion saved State wide since July last year.

Mr Ward said that these figures were great news and meant that more and more local families are checking their eligibility for savings and reaping the benefits.

“Having opened the very first ever Service NSW here in Kiama with former NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell on 23rd July 2013, it is tremendous to see so many households benefitting from the services and rebates available from Service NSW.

“There are more than 70 rebates and savings available across Government that could potentially save households hundreds of dollars a year,” he said.

“We are committed to easing cost of living pressure for families which is why we transformed Service NSW into a one-stop shop for household savings.

“Whether it’s a $100 Creative Kids voucher, a Senior Savers Card or a better energy deal, hip pocket relief is available.

“Checking your eligibility and making a saving is simple and easy and can be done online or in person at an appointment with a cost of living specialist at Service NSW in Kiama or there is another Service NSW in South Nowra for Shoalhaven residents,” Mr Ward said.

State wide milestones to date include:

  • 29,491 cost of living appointments, saving customers $14 million, with an average saving of $550;
  • 10,999 customers saving $4,376,805 through Energy Switch, with an average electricity saving of $440 and $134 for gas;
  • 121,057 drivers saving $48,971,586 in free rego and 14,000 drivers saving $3 million in half rego;
  • 608,367 FuelCheck app downloads
  • 267,058 Creative Kids vouchers downloaded;
  • 933,333 Active Kids vouchers downloaded.Further information on the savings is available on the website at: www.service.nsw.gov.au.