NSW Govt Scheme Slashes Pensioners Power Bills

Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward MP has today announced that a NSW Government “new for old” appliance replacement scheme is saving thousands of low-income households across the Illawarra hundreds of dollars a year in power bills and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

Mr Ward said that more than 2,000 households across the Illawarra have taken up the Appliance Replacement Offer and are saving an average of $325 a year.

“People who need savings the most are helping the environment by getting funding to exchange old, inefficient appliances for cheaper, more modern, efficient ones,” he said.

“Participants can receive 40 per cent off the already discounted cost of a fridge and 50 per cent off the already discounted cost of a TV. In addition, the goods are delivered and installed for free and the replaced units are taken away.

“This is one of a raft of NSW Government initiatives helping to ease cost of living pressure for local households and families right across our region.

“Others include cheaper Green Slips and refunds, free car registration for regular toll users and the FuelCheck app.

“The NSW Government has returned more than $200 million to households this calendar year through various cost of living incentives,” Mr Ward said.

To see what savings you may be eligible for or to book an appointment with a cost of living specialist, please visit: www.service.nsw.gov.au/cost-living-appointment-service.

Service NSW’s cost of living service is a one-stop shop for household savings, helping families access more than 40 NSW Government rebates and savings from around 12 separate agencies.

How it works:

“Low-income, concession card holders are eligible to apply, with additional support available for energy hardship customers. Regional and remote communities are also encouraged to apply,” he said.

“A subsidised sliding scale fee covers delivery and is available across the entire State.

“The NSW Government is working with community service organisations including Anglicare, Baptist Care, St Vincent de Paul and Metro Assist to reach low-income households,” Mr Ward concluded.