City of Yarra ECEC services supported to be more sustainable with new funding

City of Yarra ECEC services supported to be more sustainable with new funding

by Freya Lucas

February 18, 2022

Lower energy costs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions are on the way for Walker St Community Kindergarten, Richmond Multicultural Children’s Centre and Clifton Childcare Cooperative as part of the Victorian Government’s Community Climate Change and Energy Action fund.

 

Working in partnership with the City of Yarra the fund will support seven projects in what Yarra Mayor, Councillor Sophie Wade called “an excellent example of State and local government working together to achieve local outcomes.”

 

Cr Wade was joined by Victoria’s Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP at one of the projects, Burnley Backyard and its community garden in Richmond.

 

Burnley Backyard was one of seven projects across the municipality to receive funding under the fund, where money will be put toward the installation of solar panels and energy-efficient LEDs to help local operator, Richmond Community Learning Centre, offset electricity consumption, reduce costs and lower their CO2 emissions.

 

“The Community Climate Change and Energy Action fund is an important program that upgrades local facilities and delivers real and tangible outcomes for local organisations,” Cr Wade said. 

 

“There are so many important benefits from this project. It upgrades local infrastructure to be more sustainable, helps Richmond Community Learning Centre to reduce their energy costs, and decreases local emissions: this project gets a big tick of approval from Council.”

 

Other projects funded by the Community Climate Change and Energy Action fund in Yarra, include:

 

  • Solar installation at Walker St Community Kindergarten
  • Solar installation and facility upgrades at Richmond Multicultural Children’s Centre and Clifton Childcare Cooperative
  • Facility upgrades at North Carlton Neighbourhood House, Dancehouse Carlton Hall and North Fitzroy Neighbourhood
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