Vincentian Family

Impact of price increases need for SVDP

Increases in utility rates in Australia will lead to SVDP New South Wales giving out more than a million dollar insenergy assistance.

Yesterday the Herald Sun (Melbourne) reported that water rates have increased by 17 per cent – even though cautious homeowners are consuming 1 per cent less. NSW utility users, already under pressure from mounting household bills, were hit with a double blow yesterday, as gas companies announced they want to gouge an extra $84 a year. St Vincent de Paul CEO (NSW) Michael Perusco said Vinnies has given out $800,000 in energy assistance in the last three months. He estimates this would rise to more than $1 million if the prices rise as proposed by gas companies.   READ MORE 

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