Supporting Watson small businesses

The Federal Labor Government is assisting Pure Gelato Enterprises Pty Ltd in Croydon Park to reduce its energy costs, improve efficiency and lower carbon pollution through the Clean Energy Technology Investment program. 

Tony Burke, Member for Watson visited the Croydon Park site and congratulated Pure Gelato Enterprises for preparing for a clean energy future by transforming its operations to reduce energy emissions and improve its competitiveness.

“Federal Labor has taken the lead on acting to address climate change,” Mr Burke said. “Pure Gelato is a loved local institution that finds its products in homes, cafes and parties everywhere. The story of great flavours and an innovative business is now also a story of clean energy and lower power bills.”

“Pure Gelato Enterprises will be able reduce the carbon emissions intensity of the site by 47% and will result in savings of $27,000 in energy costs per year.

“The Clean Technology Program is funded by revenue from the Carbon Price, this money will help this business permanently reduce their costs.

“We are helping businesses to adjust to a low carbon future through our plan for a Clean Energy Future and I encourage more local manufacturers to apply for this support.”

This funding will allow Pure Gelato Enterprises to upgrade lighting across their site and replace existing batch pasteurisers with a continuous flow pasteurisation system at its site in Croydon Park. For more information, companies should contact AusIndustry on 13 28 46 or visit the website – www.ausindustry.gov.au.

More information on Australia’s Clean Energy Future is available at www.cleanenergyfuture.gov.au.