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

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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