Taking a load off cost of living

Social housing tenants in the Dubbo Regional and Narromine local government areas (LGAs) are eligible to apply for a heavily discounted washing machine as part of a NSW Government initiative to save on water and lower the cost of living.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the initiative will reduce living costs while boosting water and energy efficiency in the region.  

“Out in the bush we know water is a precious asset, not to be taken for granted, and every drop of water counts,” Mr Saunders said.

“That’s why we’ve invested in this initiative to help save up to 25,000 litres of water a year per machine.

“It’s been a tough few years for our community and we’re committed to easing the cost of living pressures many face. These heavily discounted machines could save you $220 – $245 a year – as well as saving water, electricity and even detergent.”

Applications are open to tenants living in Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) and Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) housing located in one of 43 LGAs across the state – including the Dubbo Regional and Narromine LGAs.

Successful applicants can choose between four different sized machines, and will pay a corresponding fee of $150, $200 or $250. The fee includes delivery, installation, and removal and recycling of their old appliance.

Applications close on 30 June, or when all appliances are allocated.

The Good Guys has been selected as retail partner for the pilot following a competitive tender process in accordance with NSW Government procurement legislation.

For more information on the pilot, eligibility and to apply, visit: water.nsw.gov.au/washingmachine

For more information on the NSW Water Strategy, visit: https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/water/plans-and-programs/nsw-water-strategy 

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