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Goondiwindi region residents to receive COVID-19 utility rebate

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Residents of the Goondiwindi region will receive $200 credit as part of the Queensland Government’s Household Utility Assistance Package during the Covid-19 crisis.

Households in the Goondiwindi region will receive a $200 credit to offset their electricity and water bills this year. The rebate will be paid automatically as a credit through upcoming electricity bill cycles – no application is necessary.

In addition, small businesses within the Goondiwindi region who consume less than 100,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) will receive $500 towards their electricity bills.

Goondiwindi Regional Council can confirm that households and businesses within the region who are serviced by NSW Essential Energy will also receive the rebate. The Honourable Lawrence Springborg, Mayor of the Goondiwindi region, said the rebate will apply to households and businesses serviced by Ergon, Energex or Essential Energy.

“As always, things can sometimes be more complex in border regions such as ours and we had a number of enquiries about whether Queensland households serviced by New South Wales providers would still be eligible,” Cr Springborg said.

“Council will always follow these sorts of issues up and advocate for understanding and leniency regarding border issues. In this case, I’m pleased to confirm that this rebate will apply to households and businesses within the region that use NSW providers.”

Depending upon when their bill falls due, customers will begin to see the payment over the coming months.

The rebate is part of the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic relief package, which will see $4 billion to support Queenslanders’ health, jobs and businesses.

For more information about the Household Utility Assistance Package, see https://s3.treasury.qld.gov.au/files/Covid-19_Q__A-Electricity.pdf.

Published: 16th April 2020