Our visionary project is to create a zero carbon town within 10 years!

Healesville Community Renewable Energy Inc (Healesville CoRE) is a group of local community volunteers working towards transforming Healesville into a renewable energy town.

Healesville CoRE is excited to announce it is currently promoting a Solar & Battery Offer run by the Yarra Ranges Council. We launched our promotion at our first community event on March 2nd, and applications to be involved in the bulk buy program are live! To read more about this offer and for info on how to register, check out our Community Solar Offers page!

$90,000 funding from Federal Government for solar infrastructure in Healesville now in progress!

Those of you who read our newsletter regularly will know that in May, just prior to the last Federal Election, our local MP for Casey, Tony Smith MHR, pledged Healesville…

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Is a significant solar farm getting closer for Healesville on our old tip site?

Many in our community were very upset at losing our community tip and having to drive to Coldstream to dump our household rubbish. But Council has now sponsored a feasibility…

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Yackandandah is one step closer to becoming 100% powered by renewable electricity.

From the Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund, $350,000 has been awarded to Totally Renewable Yackandandah for a feasibility study to explore electricity storage options, including batteries and pumped hydro, and establishing a micro-grid to enable homes and businesses to trade low-cost solar power.

The Yackandandah Islandable Microgrid Project study is a huge win for the North East and the funding is a welcome endorsement of the local ingenuity unlocking regional Australia’s renewable energy future.

Unfortunately another Indi energy project, a mini-grid for Corryong, was not funded in the program’s first round, but I'm heartened by the Minister’s comments on the project and will be strongly encouraging them to apply for future grant rounds.

What works for Yack can work for Corryong. Every town in regional Australia should have the benefits of these projects – cheaper power and energy security.

Today's announcement comes just weeks after launching our community co-design process to develop a renewable energy policy for regional Australia.

I'm inviting public submissions on the discussion paper until July 3, read it here: www.helenhaines.org/media/community-energy-plan

Read all about it! www.helenhaines.org/media/yackandandah-wins-grant-for-100-per-cent-renewables

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