Thursday 24 May 2018

The Rawson Caravan Park in Rawson has recently been awarded a $9450 grant to help reduce its energy usage under the $6.1 million Victorian Government’s Boosting Business Productivity Program.

The program, delivered by Sustainability Victoria, supports businesses with three different efficiency grants, a sustainable finance service, training events, and information resources.

Since the program was launched by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, grants have been awarded to more than 60 businesses across Victoria to co-fund energy efficiency assessments.

Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing said the Rawson business has identified potential savings of up to $14,000 per annum through an energy assessment of its business.

The operators of the Rawson Caravan Park are now working with an experienced energy consultant to further identify potential energy efficiency improvements, review pricing tariffs, and suitable renewable energy options.

The Energy Assessment Grants are open to businesses spending more than $20,000 a year on energy.

For more information on the program, please contact Sustainability Victoria’s Sustainable Business advisors on 1300 363 744 or email

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing:

“Energy assessments are a great opportunity for a business to improve their productivity while also reducing operating costs.”

“This will make a real difference by helping businesses like the Rawson Caravan Park to save on energy bills and reduce waste, and I would urge local businesses throughout Gippsland to apply for an assessment grant of their own.”