Sustainability Victoria has released details of a new grant for Bushfire Victims rebuilding their homes.
A one-off grant will be provided to residents rebuilding homes after the 2009 bushfires to purchase and install rainwater tanks. To claim the grant, residents will need to have been eligible for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund Destroyed Homes payments.
Current building standards must be met, and tanks must be plumbed into all toilets in the house. To be eligible for the grant, residents must provide a Plumbing Industry Certificate and an invoice/receipt for the rainwater tank.
Grants will be provided on the following basis:
• $1000 for a tank 4000+ litres connected to all toilets and laundry
• $900 for a tank 4000+ litres connected to all toilets
• $500 for tank 2000-3999 litres connected to all toilets (connection to
The grants will be available until 30 June 2011 and claims must be lodged by 30 September 2011.
For further information, please contact Sustainability Victoria on 1300 363 744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org