The Prohibited Burning Period for the Shire has been extended further and will now apply until midnight, Tuesday 14 May 2024. No fires can be lit in the open air. More information here.

Saving and reducing energy use in your home or business has many benefits, including:

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change
  • Reducing your power bill
  • Contributing to community wellbeing.

Small changes to the way we use electricity can make a big difference. 

The following websites provides useful tips and resources on how to reduce your energy use.

Household energy use

Visit - Households to learn practical tips to reduce your home energy bills and improve sustainability, including advice on:

  • Appliances
  • Heating and cooling
  • Hot water systems
  • Lighting
  • Pool pumps
  • Renewable energy.

Guide to environmentally sustainable homes

Your Home provide an independent guide to creating sustainable homes.  The website offers advice for people who are buying, building, renovating or just looking for ways to make small improvements to their homes.

Business energy use

Visit - Business to access:

  • Guidance on energy management for business
  • Industry sector specific guidance on energy efficiency practices and innovations
  • Energy saving equipment and technology
  • Tools to help you identify ways to reduce energy costs
  • Energy efficiency skills and training opportunities
  • Government grants and funding.

Understanding energy ratings

Visit the Energy Rating website to learn how to save money on your energy bills and help to reduce emissions, through:

  • Understanding energy rating labels
  • Choosing efficient appliances.

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