Noosa Brewing Company hops into cheaper power bills
Noosa Brewing Company will receive a $20,000 grant for specialised refrigeration equipment, helping the business to cut energy costs and support local jobs, Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien announced today.
Mr O’Brien said the brewing company would receive funding through the Morrison Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program – Small Business Grants to assist with the purchase of a glycol buffer and cold water tank used in the brewing process.
“This funding will help Noosa Brewing Company hop into business by lowering electricity costs so it can operate more efficiently,” Mr O’Brien said.
Mr O’Brien said small businesses are the lifeblood of local communities and the backbone of the Australian economy, employing over 6 million people nationally.
“Reducing energy bills for small businesses through the Energy Efficient Communities Program helps to alleviate financial pressure and deliver the conditions small businesses need to succeed,” Mr O’Brien said.
“Energy bills are a significant overhead for many small businesses. These competitive grants are designed to help the successful applicants to pay less for their energy bills, enabling them to keep their doors open, expand their business and employ more Australians.”
The $9 million Morrison Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program – Small Business Grants provided grants of up to $20,000 for to upgrade equipment to reduce energy consumption, invest in monitoring systems to better manage energy use, and conduct energy audits to investigate other opportunities for efficiency.