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Finance that’s simple and effective.

Whichever building upgrade you’re looking for – be it energy, water, waste or another type of work – the process to apply is simple.

Step 1: Choose your project

Work with your project manager to identify and choose projects that help you improve the financial performance and environmental bottom line of your business.

If you are unsure where to start contact us to find services that can help.

Step 2: What works are eligible

Environmental Upgrade Finance can be used to support a broad range of works beyond just solar, waste, and water upgrades. Finance can also be used for many of the auxiliary, soft and hard costs associated with building repositioning and upgrades.

If the works improve the energy, water, environmental efficiency or sustainability and are attached to a building, it may qualify, simple examples  include:

Class Activity
Building Upgrades ·         Building fabric insulation upgrade
·         Cool roof coating
·         External solar shading
·         Green roof installation
·         High performance windows
·         Reduce building infiltration / exfiltration
Energy source ·         Domestic Hot Water sustainability via technology  upgrade
·         Reduced carbon on-site energy source
·         Grid-connected renewable energy, with or without battery storage.
·         Solar thermal hot water
·         Power factor correction
Lighting ·         Lighting control upgrades
·         Lighting technology upgrade
Plant Upgrades ·         Drive and fan efficiency upgrades
·         Duct testing and sealing
·         Ducting and piping insulation
·         HVAC efficiency via control upgrade
·         HVAC technology upgrade
·         Permanent high efficiency commercial appliances
·         Permanent refrigeration upgrades
·         Pool efficiency upgrades
Water ·         Blackwater system
·         Greywater system
·         Rainwater system
·         Water efficiency measures

Step 3: Check your council is a participant

Councils are being added every month, so if your council is not a participant please contact us to discuss the status of your region

The following councils are participants on the program:

Victoria – Councils Accepting EUA Applications

  1. Baw Baw Shire Council
  2. Brimbank City Council
  3. Cardinia Shire Council
  4. Central Goldfields Shire
  5. City of Greater Bendigo Council
  6. City of Greater Geelong Council
  7. City of Monash Council
  8. Darebin City Council
  9. Greater Dandenong Council
  10. Greater Shepparton Council
  11. Hobsons Bay City Council
  12. Horsham Rural City Council
  13. Knox City Council
  14. Macedon Ranges Shire Council
  15. Maribyrnong City Council
  16. Mildura Rural City Council
  17. Mitchell Shire Council
  18. Moira Shire Council
  19. Moonee Valley Council
  20. Moreland City Council
  21. Mornington Peninsula Shire
  22. Mount Alexander Shire Council
  23. South Gippsland Shire Council
  24. Warrnambool City Council
  25. Wyndam City Shire Council
  26. Yarra Ranges Council
  27. Baw Baw Shire Council


New South Wales – Councils Accepting EUA Applications

  1. Blacktown City Council
  2. Parramatta City Council
  3. City of North Sydney
  4. City of Sydney


South Australia – Councils Accepting EUA Applications

  1. City of Adelaide (CoA)
  2. City of Salisbury
  3. City of Marion
  4. City of Onkaparinga


Step 4: Confirm your premises is eligible

The property must meet the below requirements

  • Must be works on rateable land
  • Must be an improvement to an existing building
  • Only available to non-residential properties, including Commercial & Industrial, agriculture, commercial office and many more.

Step 5: Secure finance

Simply provide the below information and Sustainable Melbourne Fund will be in touch:

Fill out your details to get your application started and we’ll be in touch.

Alternatively please contact Sustainable Melbourne Fund on or contact on 1300 432 044.

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