Households told not to compromise

AUSTRALIAN homeowners are being urged to consider the quality of the insulation products they choose under the Government’s $4 billion Energy Efficient Homes Package.

The call comes as environment minister Peter Garrett unveiled the full guidelines for the package.

The Package allows consumers top decide when it comes to chosing their insulation products and services.

“With the scheme expected to create thousands of jobs, and new tradespeople expected to flood into the industry, it’s imperative that homeowners seek products and installers that meet both the Government’s core requirements and the industry’s highest standards,"  Fletcher Insulation General Manager David Isaacs sad.

“And, if you’re getting something worth up to $1,600 for free, why would you choose anything but the best?”
Government estimates 2.9 million Australian households are eligible for the ceiling insulation rebate from July 1, 2009.

It's hoped the scheme will see energy bills slashed by up to $200 a year while reducing their environmental footprint.

To participate in the scheme, homeowners need to call 13PINK or visit to find a local Pink Batts accredited installer, who will be government registered.

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