New solar installation shines light on Launceston City Mission

Media Release

FN060/2016

09 September 2016

Joint release with:

David Bushby

Senator for Tasmania

Launceston City Mission shops and rehabilitation centres in Youngtown, Newnham and Evandale will now save money on their energy bills thanks to the installation of solar panels.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the savings would help this charity that has served Tasmania for over 150 years to increase community programs across the region.

“These savings mean Launceston City Mission can now employ more staff to help those who need our help,” Minister Nash said.

“The Australian Government is proud to help this Launceston charity to help more people.

“I aim to help build the kinds of communities for our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and healthy charities are a big part of that.”

Senator David Bushby joined the Launceston City Mission today for the official opening and commended the organisation for their contribution to the local community.

“The Launceston City Mission has been delivering caring services for those in need for more than 150 years. This new infrastructure will reduce energy costs, freeing up funds that can be used to continue its good work supporting the most vulnerable members of our society,” Senator Bushby said.

The Energy Savings Infrastructure Installation was funded by the Australian Government investing $107,975 and the Launceston City Mission contributing $111,269.

For further information on the programs on offer visit the City Mission website at http://www.citymission.org.au/.