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Council launches SUPER pool safety campaignhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/council-launches-super-pool-safety-campaignCouncil launches SUPER pool safety campaign2018-12-17T13:00:00Z
Furever homes needed this Christmashttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/furever-homes-needed-this-christmasFurever homes needed this Christmas2018-12-17T13:00:00Z
Airport masterplan needs fixinghttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/airport-masterplan-needs-fixingAirport masterplan needs fixing2018-12-11T13:00:00Z
Quick DA determination times continuehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/quick-da-determination-times-continueQuick DA determination times continue2018-12-11T13:00:00Z
CBCity unveils community engagement Kombihttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-unveils-community-engagement-kombiCBCity unveils community engagement Kombi2018-12-10T13:00:00Z
New Riverwood Library and Community Hubhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/new-riverwood-library-and-community-hubNew Riverwood Library and Community Hub2018-12-10T13:00:00Z
CBCity awarded $1 million to continue SMART waste managementhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-awarded-1-million-to-continue-smart-waste-managementCBCity awarded $1 million to continue SMART waste management2018-12-03T13:00:00Z
State Government misses the mark on boarding house controlshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/state-government-misses-the-mark-on-boarding-house-controlsState Government misses the mark on boarding house controls2018-11-28T13:00:00Z
74 projects completed in first quarterhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/74-projects-completed-in-first-quarter74 projects completed in first quarter2018-11-27T13:00:00Z
Collaboration and support key to realising CBCity visionhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/collaboration-and-support-key-to-realising-cbcity-visionCollaboration and support key to realising CBCity vision2018-11-27T13:00:00Z
Council proposes 10-year vision for City's Leisure and Aquatic Centreshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/council-proposes-10-year-vision-for-citys-leisure-and-aquatic-centresCouncil proposes 10-year vision for City's Leisure and Aquatic Centres2018-11-27T13:00:00Z
'tis the season for carolshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/tis-the-season-for-carols'tis the season for carols2018-11-26T13:00:00Z
Ewen Park improvementshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/ewen-park-improvementsEwen Park improvements2018-11-26T13:00:00Z
Investigation into vandalismhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/investigation-into-vandalismInvestigation into vandalism2018-11-19T13:00:00Z
State award for Canterbury Road visionhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/state-award-for-canterbury-road-visionState award for Canterbury Road vision2018-11-19T13:00:00Z
Call for new artwork in CBCityhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/call-for-new-artwork-in-cbcity1Call for new artwork in CBCity2018-11-12T13:00:00Z
Decorating for Christmashttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/decorating-for-christmasDecorating for Christmas2018-11-12T13:00:00Z
Thousands to join No Excuse for Abuse Marchhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/thousands-to-join-no-excuse-for-abuse-marchThousands to join No Excuse for Abuse March2018-11-12T13:00:00Z
War memorial for indigenous war heroeshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/war-memorial-for-indigenous-war-heroesWar memorial for indigenous war heroes2018-11-10T13:00:00Z
Business Walk and Talk engages ownershttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/business-walk-and-talk-engages-ownersBusiness Walk and Talk engages owners2018-11-05T13:00:00Z
CBCity wins state awardhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cbcity-wins-state-awardCBCity wins state award2018-10-29T13:00:00Z
Free AUSLAN training for local youthhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/free-auslan-training-for-local-youthFree AUSLAN training for local youth2018-10-29T13:00:00Z
Business networking spooktacularhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/business-networking-spooktacularBusiness networking spooktacular2018-10-22T13:00:00Z
Exotic animals banned in Canterbury-Bankstownhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/exotic-animals-banned-in-canterbury-bankstownExotic animals banned in Canterbury-Bankstown2018-10-16T13:00:00Z
Australia Day Award nominationshttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/australia-day-award-nominations1Australia Day Award nominations2018-10-15T13:00:00Z
Canterbury Town Centre upgrade underwayhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/canterbury-town-centre-upgrade-underwayCanterbury Town Centre upgrade underway2018-10-14T13:00:00Z
Cyber security tips a must at Safety Expohttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/cyber-security-tips-a-must-at-safety-expoCyber security tips a must at Safety Expo2018-10-08T13:00:00Z
Work to start on Parry Park upgradehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/work-to-start-on-parry-park-upgrade1Work to start on Parry Park upgrade2018-10-08T13:00:00Z
Making play fairerhttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/making-play-fairerMaking play fairer2018-09-25T14:00:00Z
Big drop in domestic violencehttps://www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/media/news/big-drop-in-domestic-violenceBig drop in domestic violence2018-09-24T14:00:00Z

Solar interest soars in CBCity

Solar interest soars in CBCity Interest in solar energy has soared in the City of Canterbury Bankstown, with more than 120 local residents receiving a quote through Council’s Our Energy Future program over the last three months. No  

​Interest in solar energy has soared in the City of Canterbury Bankstown, with more than 120 local residents receiving a quote through Council’s Our Energy Future program over the last three months.

Since January, seven families have already installed rooftop solar following help through the program, which aims to assist residents improve efficiency and reduce their energy bills.

Tony and Amanda Finneran, from Padstow, are already seeing the benefits.

"We were always getting phone calls from different solar suppliers but when Council came through with clear information and a well-researched supplier, that was the trigger for us," Mr Finneran said.

"It saved us the effort of researching ourselves. Knowing it was a Council initiative got us over the line. It gave us the confidence and we realised there was support out there."

The Finnerans became interested in solar panels years ago but, until now, it wasn’t viable.

"At the time power was cheap and the panels were expensive. Now, it's the reverse, so it just made sense to go for it," Mr Finneran said.

With air-conditioning and a pool pump, Mr Finneran said the yearly bills added up, with the highest being $1,400 for a quarter at one stage. Soon after, the Finnerans rang the Our Energy Future helpline and received a quote the same day.

"We were provided with all the information we needed to allow us to make the decision with confidence," Mr Finneran said. Not long after, the Finnerans installed a 4.95kW system.

The family is now running the pool pump during the day and have set the air conditioner to run during the day, to maximise the amount of solar power it can use straight from the sun. The next step is to install double glazing on windows and considering installing a battery to store excess energy.

Mayor Khal Asfour encouraged more people to take the plunge when it came to solar.

"With energy bills on the rise, there’s never been a better time to look at how you can make your home more energy-efficient without compromising on comfort," Mayor Asfour said.

"A series of information sessions will be held in coming weeks for those interested in learning more about this offer." 

  • Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL – 17 April;
  • Revesby Workers Club – 18 April;
  • EBP Sports – 1 May; and
  • Canterbury League Club – 2 May.

For more information or to register for a workshop, visit cb.city/ourenergyfuture


 27/06/2018 2:59 PM