Impact of rising energy charges

Thursday, 20 April 2017

This statement was issued in response a media query regarding rising energy costs and its comments are attributed to City of Greater Geelong Director Strategy and Finance Joanne Maloney.

Like many other councils across Australia, the City is not immune to rising energy costs.

Our biggest exposure is the significant amount of gas we use to heat the swimming pools and other indoor recreation facilities at our four Swim, Sport and Leisure centres.

We have been forced to realistically consider the fairest way to cover these rising costs in the framing of our 2017—18 draft budget, which will be presented to our Administrators at next Wednesday night's council meeting.