Victoria’s Household Energy Savings Package | Constituency Question

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) (12:39): My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Solar Homes, the Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio. The Andrews Labor government has announced an investment of $797 million to help Victorians cover the cost of their power bills and make homes more energy efficient. My question to the minister is: can the minister provide me an update on the time line of the rollout of this project? This investment includes $335 million to replace old wood, electric or gas-fired heaters with new energy-efficient systems for low-income earners and a further $112 million to seal windows and doors and upgrade heating, cooling and hot water in 35 000 social housing properties. The program will also help set Victoria up for the move to 7-star efficiency standards for new homes and a one-off $250 payment for those facing hardship.