1066. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Treasurer:

I refer to the $665 million Bell Group settlement, which is to be used as a $600 credit towards household electricity costs.

How will the government ensure that this credit is applied to individual park home owners who currently access their electricity through park management and do not hold an account directly with an electricity provider?


I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

The McGowan government’s $600 credit is part of our 10.4 per cent decrease in household fees and charges. Households that are billed for their electricity use by other providers, such as residents of caravan parks, retirement villages, apartment buildings or communities supplied by local mining companies, will be eligible for an equivalent credit, except in exceptional circumstances. Households that are billed by other providers and that were registered for the energy concession extension scheme on 4 October 2020 will receive the credit automatically.

Work is currently underway on an application process for households not billed directly by Synergy or Horizon Power and for those who are not eligible for ECES. More details will available for these customers over the coming weeks.


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