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From left: Justine Elliot MP, Robert Passey (COREM), Ella Goninan (COREM president), Valley Lipcer (Trust member), Harry Hackett (Showgrounds manager). Photo Jeff Dawson
From left: Justine Elliot MP, Robert Passey (COREM), Ella Goninan (COREM president), Valley Lipcer (Trust member), Harry Hackett (Showgrounds manager). Photo Jeff Dawson

Community Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby (COREM) have been successfully awarded a $5,000 federal grant, which will go towards funding a solar PV system at the Mullumbimby Showgrounds.

COREM’s president Ella Rose Goninan says they  managed to secure the federal Stronger Community Grants Program funding after COREM’s vice-president  Dave Rawlins applied for grants ‘while on holidays’.

She says, ‘With this amount, along with the excess raised for the Drill Hall and moneys raised by our Climate Action walk, COREM can now fund its next system at the Mullum Showgrounds!’

100% renewable

‘This means in the not-too-distant future we will see the rooftops of the Mullum Showgrounds also shining bright with the forward-moving charge of renewable community power in our town.’

‘Thank you, Justine Elliot and the Stronger Community Grants Program, for your support in receiving this grant.

‘Moving forward as quickly as possible towards our goal of 100 per cent renewable energy for our region is one of our primary aims and reasons for dedicating ourselves to the mission. Your support is very encouraging.

‘We now look forward to receiving proposals for our next project, and Dave, well it must be said, you’re awesome!

‘Please contact corem.org.au if you have a project in mind.’

MP Elliot congratulated the COREM team and said the 10kW solar PV system ‘supports Mullumbimby’s vision to become a renewable-energy town’.


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