Community & Business

6 August, 2023

Solar a step closer for Lions units

INSTALLING a solar system for 10 housing units managed by the Lions Club of Malanda has been funded as part of a State Government program to assist community groups and organisations to take climate action.

Solar a step closer for Lions units - feature photo

The Malanda group and the Mossman and District Gymnastics Club were two of 68 groups Statewide who will share in more than $3.4 million in funding through the government’s Community Sustainability Action grant program which aims to help reduce emissions and energy costs and build local resilience.

One of this year’s successful recipients is the Malanda Lions which will receive $81,762 to purchase and install a solar system and inverter for 10 housing units managed by the club. 

The grant will also be used to upgrade a switchboard and whitegoods to further reduce their carbon emissions and reduce energy costs. 

Lions project coordinator Graham King welcomed the funding.

“Malanda Lions are very excited to be able to participate in this project. Without the assistance of this grant, we would not be able to afford to provide the 10 aged-pensioners residing in our units with affordable solar power,” he said.

“With power prices on the rise, the residents living in the Malanda Lions units will be able to take advantage of the cost savings that come with solar-generated power.”


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