Extension available to access water tank rebate
28 November 2019
During October Southern Downs Regional Council amended the way in which the water tank rebate is calculated.
Previously residential ratepayers installing tanks with a capacity greater than or equal to 5,000 litres were eligible to receive a rebate of the cost of the tank or $2,500 whichever is the lesser amount. Under the new changes to the tank rebate scheme, tanks with capacity greater than or equal to 5,000 litres will receive the rebate at 10 cents/litre of the capacity of the tank, up to $2,500.
In response to extended wait times for water tanks Council is allowing a transitional arrangement for those who have ordered their tank prior to 1 December but are still awaiting delivery or installation. This transitional arrangement will allow access to the former rebate scheme which allows for the lesser of the cost of the tank or $2,500.
Residents who have purchased their tank prior to 1 December will need to provide evidence by way of a confirmation from the supplier or an invoice dated prior to 1 December when they submit their application.
The timeframe to apply under the former rebate scheme has been extended with residents having until 28 February 2020 to lodge their application.
For those who may not have not purchased a water tank but wish to access this rebate scheme, Council encourages you to act fast as the scheme will be winding up at the end of this financial year.
Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor Tracy Dobie said she had seen many residents taking extra steps towards even more sustainable homes.
“We are very supportive of residents becoming more sustainable and a great opportunity is still available for eligible residents to access the new rebate scheme of 10 cents/litre of the capacity of the tank, up to $2,500 if they purchase their tank before 30 June 2020, so get in quick” said Mayor Dobie.
Please contact Southern Downs Regional Council on 1300MYSDRC (1300 697 372) for more information.