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<< Back to: Member News: ICLEI e-News | issue 8, June - July 2007

Lismore offers rebates for rainwater tanks

June 06, 2007

Lismore (Australia) will be further encouraging the use of rainwater tanks to save water by providing rebates to residences.

To cover the rebate, water rates are to rise by an average of $US 80.72 ($AUS 96.55) for an average residential property in the urban area.  These funds raised through taxes will also be used for other climate change actions.  Being considered are a car-pooling program among council staff, and further rebates for the installation of solar panels to heat residential water.

Lismore is one of 95 local governments in Australia that are currently Members of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.  For more information on ICLEI and its activities in the Oceania Region, please visit www.iclei.org/anz.

Source:  “Lismore City Council’s Bold Plan”, Northern Star, 12 May 2007.