Cash rebates will be available again this year for the replacement of old coal heaters with cleaner heating alternatives.
With the cooler weather approaching Lithgow Council is again running its “Alternate Fuel Rebate Program” offering generous rebates for the conversion of Coal Burning Appliances to cleaner forms of heating.
Lithgow City Council Mayor, Councillor Maree Statham said today “The alternate fuel rebate program has been running for many years now and will be continuing in 2015. This year the rebates are $1,400 for pensioners, $1,000 for non pensioners and $2,000 for commercial premises who replace their old coal heaters with cleaner heating alternatives.”
“To be eligible for a rebate you must be a ratepayer in the urban areas of Lithgow, Portland and Wallerawang/Lidsdale and currently use a coal heater to heat your home or business” the Mayor added.
The following replacement heating systems are normally eligible for the rebates:
- Fixed electric heaters with thermostatic controls
- Fixed flued gas heaters
- Reverse-cycle air conditioners
- Ducted gas central heating
“To start the process just go to Council’s website, read the conditions and if you comply, download the application form and forward it to Council” concluded Mayor Statham.
Improving local air quality forms part of the Enhancing our Natural Environment strategies in the Lithgow Community Strategic Plan 2026.
Group Manager Environment and Development
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259