Some good news for people living in Western Australia this morning!
Premier Mark McGowan has today announced that every household will receive a $600 credit on their power bill.
Read the full statement below.
“We all know just how hard 2020 has been.
Here in WA, our State is in the best possible position as we continue our strong recovery from COVID-19. But times are still tough for many Western Australians, and there is always more work to do.
At the start of the pandemic, to give everyone certainty, we rolled out a freeze on all household fees and charges.
Today, as a result of our strong budget management over the last three years, we can now go one step further.
Every household in Western Australia will receive a historic, one-off $600 Household Electricity Credit.
The WA Household Electricity Credit will be automatically applied to every Synergy or Horizon Power residential account as of today.
You will see it on your own bill in November and December.
It’ll mean WA families have a bit of extra money available in the lead up to Christmas.
The $600 credit is fully funded through the recent Bell Group settlement, for the losses incurred in the Bell Group collapse in the early 1990s.
It made sense that these funds go straight back to Western Australians.
Especially in times like these, when people may need that bit of extra financial relief because of COVID-19.
But I have a request:
If this credit means you can spend some extra money, use it to support our local WA businesses.
By spending local, you’ll be helping to support WA jobs, support your fellow West Aussies, and keep WA safe and strong.”
Well done Mark McGowan, and the WA government! Another reason that WA is leading the way!