Treendale and River Valley primary schools benefit from Schools Clean Energy Technology Fund

Amy JohnstonBunbury Herald
Schools can benefit from a State Government clean energy fund.
Camera IconSchools can benefit from a State Government clean energy fund. Credit: Regis Martin/EyeEm/Getty Images/EyeEm

A South West MLA has encouraged more schools in the region to apply for a Statewide grant for solar panels after two South West schools received funding.

Treendale and River Valley primary schools are set to receive new solar panels following round one of the State Government-funded Schools Clean Energy Technology Fund.

The fund aims to help public schools save on power bills and reduce carbon emissions, helping them to transition towards a greener, cleaner energy future.

They are among 84 schools across the State to have solar panels installed to generate renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions.

Collie-Preston MLA Jodie Hanns congratulated the schools for their successful applications ahead of the new panels being installed.

Collie MLA Jodie Hanns, Premier Mark McGowan and Environment Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson at Potter's Gorge in the Wellington National Park.
Camera IconCollie MLA Jodie Hanns, Premier Mark McGowan and Environment Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson at Potter's Gorge in the Wellington National Park. Credit: Jackson Barrett/South Western Times/South Western Times

“This is fantastic news for Treendale and River Valley primary schools, they’ll reduce their carbon emissions and save on their power bills, with savings able to be invested back into learning programs and resources for students,” she said.

“This is part of the McGowan Government’s commitment to reducing the impact public schools have on the environment whilst also providing Treendale and River Valley primary schools with an opportunity to teach students about renewable technologies.”

“I’m looking forward to visiting both Treendale and River Valley primary schools and seeing their new solar panels in place.”

Applications for round two of the Schools Clean Energy Technology Fund are set to open to schools in Term 2.

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