Lowering energy costs for Goulburn's Tribe Breweries

Monday, 16 May 2022

Small and medium food and beverage manufacturers across Hume are receiving support from the Morrison Government to cut their energy costs so they can invest in their business, employ more locals and get ahead.

Through the food and beverage round of the Energy Efficient Communities program, six projects, including Tribe Breweries Goulburn, have received grants of up to $25,000.  

The funding will help lower their energy bills and reduce emissions by upgrading to more energy-efficient appliances, including refrigeration, carrying out energy audits and installing energy monitoring equipment.   

Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction and Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said a key way to support businesses in rebounding from the pandemic is by reducing overheads like energy. 

“This investment by the Morrison Government could amount to significant savings for businesses like the brewery, who will be using the grant to upgrade their boiler house metering system,” Minister Taylor said. 

“The food and beverage industry underpins a stronger local economy, and we are backing businesses to be more competitive through these grants to lower their power costs, putting more money back in their pockets and supporting the creation of new jobs in this region.”   

“This is an important industry, particularly in Goulburn, and I look forward to this investment helping these businesses to thrive and grow, creating jobs and opportunities for locals.”  

The Energy Efficient Communities Food and Beverage Manufacturing Business Grants program opened in January 2022 for grants of between $10,000 and $25,000 available to food and beverage manufacturing businesses with under 200 employees.  

A re-elected Morrison Government will continue to support small and medium businesses cut their energy costs through a new $60 million Powering Business grants program and a $17.9 million expansion to the Business Energy Advice Program. 

Only the Morrison Government has a plan to create a strong economy and a stronger future for Hume.