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    Quantong recreation Reserve secretary Sally Ison, Noradjuha-Quantong Football Netball Club vice president Matthew Treacy, Horsham mayor Robyn Gulline and electrical contractor Mark Radford with new efficient lights for the clubrooms.
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    FROM THE SUN: Quantong Recreation Reserve secretary Sally Ison, left, and Horsham mayor Robyn Gulline discuss the installation of new solar panels, pictured in the background at the reserve centre. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Quantong Community Centre gets solar upgrade

Quantong Community Centre users are set to be beneficiaries of a cost and energy-saving project to install solar panels and new LED lights at the building.

Horsham Rural City Council was successful in its application for money through the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program to install a 10-kilowatt solar energy system.

Funding will also cover an internal and external lighting upgrade involving energy-
efficient LEDs.

The council has also repaired the centre roof after discovery that corellas had extracted screws from galvanised iron sheets.

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Horsham mayor Robyn Gulline said the $25,000 grant would have a positive impact on the centre and the Quantong community long into the future.

“The installation of solar power and LED lights will reduce costs to the local community who pay for services to the centre,” Cr Gulline said.

“On top of cricket, tennis football and netball functions, the community centre regularly hosts birthdays, funerals and weddings, so it’s fair to say that the energy savings will accumulate substantially over the coming years.

“We appreciate and thank the Federal Government for its contribution to our municipality.”

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