This announcement highlights another missed opportunity by the Federal Government to provide economic stimulus and drive job creation through an energy efficiency upgrading of social housing and community organisations nation-wide.
This proposal urges all levels of Government to shift from assisting high income earners renovating and building new houses to supporting low-income earners to achieve more liveable, energy efficient homes.
With more Australians spending more time within their homes, the design, layout and thermal comfort of their homes have become increasingly noticeable and relevant.
Consumer, community and industry groups have called on the Western Australian government to reconsider its decision to delay the enforcement of key changes to construction provisions on energy efficiency.
Concerns raised about the impact of turning off taps in parks and reserves.
Shelter WA has joined an alliance of Western Australian community organisations who are demanding an immediate reduction in carbon emissions and increased investment in non-polluting, job-creating industries and carbon offsetting in the state.
Shelter WA is urging energy ministers across Australia to improve the energy efficiency on existing homes.