About SBC

Small Business Connections (SBC) is a media platform that delivers targeted content, news, industry reports, trends and tips to business owners, entrepreneurs, startups and stakeholders in the SME sector.

Contact us
Subscribe to our newsletter
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
  • Home
  • Featured
  • SMB Hotels and accommodation getting lower power bills

[adning id=”12070″]

[adning id=”12070″]

SMB Hotels and accommodation getting lower power bills

Small and medium hotels are being supported by the Morrison Government to lower their power bills so they can invest in their business and employ more Australians.

Through the Government’s $10.2 million Hotel Energy Uplift Program, hotels, motels and serviced apartment complexes with up to 99 rooms will be able to access grants of up to $25,000 for energy-saving projects, with at least 400 grants on offer.

These grants will help hotels to reduce their energy bills by making upgrades to their air conditioning or refrigeration, improving their building fabric through measures such as windows, drapes and insulation, or investing in monitoring systems to better manage their energy use.

This will reduce energy costs for hotel operators and support the creation of direct and local jobs, including for electricians, carpenters, engineers, and plumbers.

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor said the launch of the grants program comes at an important time, as the tourism and accommodation sector looks to get back on its feet.

“With patron limits and other restrictions in place to keep Australians safe, the hotel industry has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Minister Taylor said.

“Energy costs are one of the biggest overheads for publicans and hotel owners and these grants will reduce these operating costs and help them reinvest in their business during this critical time.

“With 80 per cent of small to medium hotels located in regional Australia, these grants will provide a significant boost to our regions, and the upgrade projects will provide genuine and lasting energy savings.

“The upgrade projects will provide genuine and lasting energy savings, and will have a positive flow-on effect for jobs and small businesses.”

The Hotel Energy Uplift Program was announced in the 2020-21 Budget as part of the Government’s $1.9 billion investment in new energy technologies which will back jobs now and into the future, reduce emissions and ensure all Australians have access to reliable and affordable energy.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on email
Email
Share on print
Print

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

SUBSCRIBE FREE
SME NEWS BRIEFS

Get breaking news delivered
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

RECEIVE GOVT GRANT OF $10K to $250K*.

Austrade Approved Business Events
AVAILABLE NOW APPLY BEFORE 30th MARCH 2021 (Condition apply)

  • ABF Events are approved and listed below have been certified by Austrade on the Schedule of Approved Business Events.
  • This allows exhibitors, sponsors, delegates and partners to participate in the Business Events Grant Program. Note event bookings need to be confirmed ASAP to participate in the grant program
  • The program provides 50% rebate (based on a minimum spend of $20k) for approved items including ABF event-media packages, exhibition stands, corporate function tables, delegate registrations.
  • Govt Grant applications are now open until the 30 March. Please contact ABF to discuss how we can assist, we have experts to assist grant applications.
  • Grant funding will cover up to 50% of eligible expenditure incurred in participating at pre-approved business-to-business events as buyers or sellers during the 2021 calendar year.  All grant applications must be submitted for approval via the following link: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/business-events-grants
  • For further information please see this fact sheet.