Wellers Hill Bowls Club Among Community Groups Receiving Funding for Climate Action

Wellers Hill Bowls Club
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The Weller Hills Bowls Club in Tarragindi joins 67 other clubs in Queensland as the recipients of a much-needed funding boost to tackle climate change and promote sustainability.

The Palaszczuk Government’s Community Sustainability Action grant program is disbursing over $3.4 million to different organisations to support projects that help reduce emissions, lower energy costs, and build local resilience. Groups receiving the grants have the opportunity to implement renewable energy systems, including solar panels, batteries, and energy-efficient replacements like lighting, whitegoods, and hot water systems.

The funded projects will not only contribute to environmental protection but also create a positive impact on the lives of residents by providing affordable and clean energy solutions.

The Wellers Hill Bowls Club Inc will get $89,695 from the program. With this funding, the club plans to purchase and install a solar system, inverter, and battery storage in their clubhouse. By doing so, they aim to significantly reduce their energy costs and carbon emissions. The project exemplifies the commitment of the community to take decisive action against climate change.

Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science, and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, The Honourable Leanne Linard, expressed her enthusiasm for the overwhelming interest shown by various community groups in this round of grants.

“The overwhelming interest shown by community groups in this grant round points to the priority Queenslanders now place on taking climate change action,” she said.

“Our community groups do such incredible work on the ground and it’s great to see funding go towards projects that can help them reduce their costs as well as their emissions.

“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to taking action on climate change and increasing renewable energy use in our state to 80 per cent by 2035.

“Our $62 billion energy and jobs plan will deliver cheaper, cleaner power as we move to net zero emissions, and we are proud to support community groups that want to realise that future.”

The Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to funding community-driven sustainability initiatives showcases their dedication to a greener and more resilient Queensland. As more organisations like the Wellers Hill Bowls Club take action to embrace renewable energy, the state moves one step closer to achieving its ambitious environmental goals.

Check the list of Climate Action grant recipients here.

Published 19-July-2023