Ku-ring-gai Council – Smart Units Rebates

Get $6,000 of rebates to improve the environmental performance of common areas

Ku-ring-gai Council’s Smart Unit Program provides access to $6,000 rebates to reduce utility costs in your unit block. Applications are open until funds are exhausted.

Participating apartment blocks in Ku-ring-gai have recorded an average savings of nearly 40% in energy consumption in common areas. Many of these actions taken have a 1-2 year payback period.

Available rebates 2023/2024

In 2023-24, a rebate program is offering up to $6,000 for apartment blocks to implement various energy-saving actions. The rebates cover 50% of the cost for eligible projects until the allocated funds are depleted.

  • Up to $2,000 for the installation of smart-enabled shared electric car charging stations or the infrastructure to support individual charging points for at least 5 residential parking lots, such as the upgrade of distribution boards and cable infrastructure.
  • Up to $4,000 for the installation of shared solar PV systems connected to a minimum of 8 residential units.
  • Up to $2,000 for replacing centralised gas hot water systems with heat-pump hot water systems.
  • For buildings with more than 20 residential units, up to $4,000 is available for energy efficiency upgrades in common areas recommended by a mandatory Level 2 energy audit. This could include LED lighting, ventilation improvements, pool pump upgrades, solar PV, etc.

Rebates are disbursed in two parts: the first after the completion of approved upgrades and the second following the submission of energy bills for 12 months after upgrades are completed, ensuring sustained energy efficiency benefits.

How to apply

Your building must be in the Ku-ring-gai local council area to apply for a rebate. Whether you’re a unit owner, strata manager, building manager or on the strata committee, they want to hear from you.

If you have any questions, please contact Anuj Dhir, Sustainability Officer, at adhir@krg.nsw.gov.au or at 02 9424 0172.  

For more information, visit Ku-ring-gai Council’s website

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