Local Government Energy Saver Program – Funded projects

Last updated: 8 April 2022
Number of recipients to date: 51
Total funding awarded to date: $2,490,624
All projects to be completed by: June 2020

Projects funded under the Local Government Energy Saver program (LGES) to help regional Victorian councils with a grant offering for energy audits and upgrades.

Fund recipients

Stream 3: Facility upgrades

Ararat Rural City Council

Upgrades to the energy efficiency at 3 council facilities.

Funding: $99,291

Bass Coast Shire Council

Installation of a 21.75 kW solar PV system at the Inverloch Hub and a 28.125 kW solar PV system at the Wonthaggi Depot, as well as Utility Management Software upgrade. Monitoring and performance upgrades at 8 sites.

Condition assessment to determine monitoring requirements of the following sites:

  1. Wonthaggi Civic Centre Building 4
  2. Cowes Depot “M” Parks and Gardens shed
  3. Inverloch Transfer Station
  4. Inverloch Community Hub

Funding: $43,185

Installation of a 100 kW rooftop solar PV on the Wonthaggi Civic Centre.

Funding: $58,460

Benalla Rural City Council

Installation of Solar PV at Benalla Library, upgrade the HVAC fan and install specialist LEDs in the Gallery.

Funding: $55,822

Upgrades to council buildings with Solar PV, LEDs and motion sensors, as well as building fabric upgrades.

Funding: $50,940

Buloke Shire Council

Upgrades to the energy efficiency at council facilities.

Funding: $84,075

Central Goldfields Shire Council

Improvements to the energy efficiency at 5 council facilities by upgrading inefficient lighting and air conditioners, and installing a Solar PV system.

Funding: $116,830

Colac Otway Shire Council

Energy efficiency upgrades to 5 council-owned facilities:

  • Bluewater Fitness Centre
  • COPACC
  • Rae Street Council Offices
  • Gellibrand Street Council Office
  • Pound Road Depot

Funding: $111,105

Corangamite Shire Council

Energy efficiency upgrades at the following 7 council-owned facilities:

  • Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre
  • Camperdown Civic Centre
  • Camperdown Theatre Royal Complex
  • Timboon Stadium and Sporting Centre
  • Camperdown Depot
  • Camperdown Stadium and Camperdown Community Stadium

Funding: $72,835

East Gippsland Shire Council

Installation of energy efficiency actions and Solar PV across various sites.

Funding: $110,000

Glenelg Shire Council

Installation of a Building Management System on the Portland Administration Centre.

Funding: $94,843

Energy efficiency upgrades at 4 council-owned facilities:

  • Portland Administration Centre
  • Portland Pool
  • Fawthrop Community Centre
  • Portland Arts Centre

Funding: $15,157

Gannawarra Shire Council

Upgrades to the energy efficiency at 7 council-owned facilities.

Funding: $78,227

Hindmarsh Shire Council

Upgrades to lighting at Nhill Memorial Community Centre.

Funding: $22,500

Horsham Rural City Council

Upgrades to the energy efficiency at 3 council facilities.

Funding: $100,970

Loddon Shire Council

Upgrades to the energy efficiency at 19 council facilities.

Funding: $84,155

Murrindindi Shire Council

Upgrades to the energy efficiency for 14 council buildings with Solar PV, LEDs and HVAC upgrades.

Funding: $103,415

Northern Grampians Shire Council

Upgrade lighting to energy efficient LEDs at St Arnaud Childrens precinct and St Arnaud Senior Citizens facilities.

Funding: $11,818

Upgrades to the energy efficiency at 4 council-owned facilities.

Funding: $17,960

Pyrenees Shire Council

Upgrades to the energy efficiency at 8 council-owned facilities.

Funding: $112,340

Southern Grampians Shire Council

Upgrade 806 lights with LEDs and installation of 117 kW of Solar PV.

Funding: $96,052

Strathbogie Shire Council

Upgrades to the energy efficiency at 6 council-owned facilities with Solar PV, LEDs, VSDs for pumps, HVAC upgrades, and hot water system upgrades.

Funding: $57,016

Upgrades to the energy efficiency and renewable energy on council buildings.

Funding: $50,000

Swan Hill Rural City Council

Upgrades to the energy efficiency at council-owned facilities.

Funding: $88,250

Installation of battery storage on Beverage and Splatt Streets in Swan Hill.

Funding: $20,156

Towong Shire Council

Upgrades to the energy efficiency at 13 council-owned facilities replacing 240 lights with LEDs, installing 59.72 kW Solar PV and a 13.8 kWh battery, undertaking pump optimisation and refrigeration treatment of HVAC.

  • Corryong Office and Library
  • Corryong Innovation Centre
  • Corryong Kindergarten and MCH centre
  • Corryong Pool
  • Corryong Visitor Information Centre
  • Corryong Depot
  • The Man from Snowy River Museum, Corryong
  • Rowen Park, Tallangatta
  • Tallangatta Depot
  • Tallangatta Pool
  • Tallangatta Senior Citizens Centre
  • Tallangatta Integrated Community Centre
  • Towong Shire Council offices

Funding: $76,965

West Wimmera Shire Council

Upgrades to the energy efficiency at 13 council-owned facilities.

Funding: $57,004

Yarriambiack Shire Council

Upgrades to the energy efficiency at 6 council sites.

Funding: $31,274

Improvements and upgrades to the energy efficiency of the HVAC system at the Warracknabeal Shire Office complex.

Funding: $48,362

Provision of lighting upgrades at council-owned facilities.

Funding: $13,651

Stream 2: Facility audits

Ararat Rural City Council

Detailed energy audits at 4 council-owned facilities.

Funding: $23,800

Bass Coast Shire Council

Detailed energy audits at council-owned facilities.

Funding: $19,983

Benalla Rural City Council

Detailed energy audits at council-owned facilities.

Funding: $24,600

Buloke Shire Council

Detailed energy audits at 10 council-owned facilities.

Funding: $19,330

Central Goldfields Shire Council

Detailed energy audits at 5 council-owned facilities.

Funding: $13,908

Colac Otway Shire Council

Detailed energy audits at 9 council-owned facilities.

Funding: $22,626

Corangamite Shire Council

Detailed energy audits at 7 council-owned facilities.

Funding: $24,968

East Gippsland Shire Council

Detailed energy audits at council-owned facilities.

Funding: $25,000

Gannawarra Shire Council

Detailed energy audits at 7 council-owned facilities.

Funding: $11,970

Glenelg Shire Council

Detailed energy audits at Portland Heating Precinct.

Funding: $25,000

Hindmarsh Shire Council

Detailed energy audits at 6 council-owned facilities.

Funding: $12,977

Horsham Rural City Council

Detailed energy audits at 4 council-owned facilities.

  • Horsham Civic Centre
  • Horsham Town Hall
  • Horsham Library
  • Horsham Aquatic Centre

Funding: $13,468

Murrindindi Shire Council

Detailed energy audits at 14 council-owned facilities.

Funding: $22,091

Northern Grampians Shire Council

Detailed energy audits at 5 council-owned facilities in St Arnaud and Stawell.

Funding: $89,086

Pyrenees Shire Council

Detailed energy audits at 8 council-owned facilities.

Funding: $22,660

Southern Grampians Shire Council

Detailed energy audits at 4 council-owned facilities.

  • Hamilton Indoor Leisure & Aquatic Centre
  • Business Centre, PAC, Art Gallery and library complex
  • Council chamber and offices
  • Council Works Depot

Funding: $23,500

Strathbogie Shire Council

Detailed energy audits at 11 council-owned facilities.

Funding: $23,908

Swan Hill Rural City Council

Detailed energy audits at 12 council-owned facilities.

Funding: $24,610

Towong Shire Council

Detailed energy audits at council-owned facilities.

Funding: $23,753

West Wimmera Shire Council

Detailed energy audits at 13 council-owned facilities.

Funding: $21,471

Yarriambiack Shire Council

Detailed energy audits at 6 council-owned facilities.

Funding: $19,258

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