Businesses and residents are encouraged to attend one of the free sessions being held about the Carbon Tax and Energy Efficiency on Wednesday 17 October at the Corowa Shire Civic Centre.
The event is being facilitated by Corowa Shire Council and NSW Trade & Investment, with the support of The Riverina Institute of TAFE and The Rural Support Program.
This is a session not to be missed by any business that has questions about the Carbon Tax, would like to understand the affect rising energy costs are having on their business or would like to learn how to reduce their energy consumption.
Presentations being made by NSW Trade & Investment will assist businesses to better understand their power bills and the Carbon Tax. Information will also be provided on the programs and assistance that are currently available to businesses.
NSW Trade & Investment staff will be available to meet with businesses one on one following the session, to discuss their individual needs.
An information session for residents will also be held, aimed at addressing some of the concerns about the rising costs of electricity.
The Riverina Institute of TAFE will be in attendance with the ‘lean green learning machine' which is a mobile trailer equipped as a walk-through environmental sustainability education and training resource.
The regions Rural Support worker will deliver a presentation at the residents session, providing the opportunity to find out about some of the support and assistance available.
Corowa Shire Mayor, Fred Longmire said Council recognised that the rising cost of energy was a big challenge for the community.
‘Council shares the communities concerns about the affect of rising energy costs and these sessions will be invaluable in addressing some of those concerns.' he said.
‘We hope the sessions will help to inform people about what assistance is available and provide some tips on how to reduce their energy consumption.' the Mayor said.
The business session will run from 7:30am – 9am, with the resident session commencing at 10am and concluding at 11:30am.
Free breakfast and morning tea will be provided and people are asked to register their interest with Kendall Reid at Corowa Shire Council on 0459 338 970 or firstname.lastname@example.org