Government grants help schools save energy and water

Five local schools have been awarded Federal grants of up to $50,000 to install renewable power systems and energy efficient measures.

Member for Blaxland Jason Clare said the Gillard Government’s National Solar Schools program will provide over $190,000 to three primary schools, a middle school and a high school.


“This will help schools install things like solar systems and rainwater tanks,” said Mr Clare.

“It is good for the environment and it is good for our local schools.”

Villawood North Public School has been granted $15,000 and will use the funds to install solar panels.

Acting principal Garrett Nelson said the school wants to add extra solar panels to those already installed as part of the building the Education Revolution.

Christ the King School in Bass Hill and Granville East Holy Family Primary School have also been granted $50,000 each.

Bankstown’s La Salle College has been granted $44,955, and Karningul School in Regents Park will receive $33,000.

“The National Solar Schools Program will help schools in Blaxland reduce carbon emissions while saving water and conserving energy,” said Mr Clare.

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