Power bill blow for businesses and households heading into winter 19 May 2024

Tas Labor

This week’s TasNetworks pricing proposal shows a 15 per cent transmission price rise from 1 July, meaning the average Tasmanian household will face an annual increase of $113, and small businesses up to $299.

The rises will eat up almost half of the Rockliff government’s $250 Renewable Energy Dividend bill relief for average households, and almost all of the $300 credit for a typical businesses – leaving many back at square one in their power price struggles.

They will leave households with less disposable income in a cost of living crisis and businesses again asked to stump up more for a network owned by Tasmania.

Without Dark Mofo in full swing, and the delays to the new Spirits of Tasmania, hospitality venues were already bracing for a tough winter, and this price hike is just another blow.

Tasmanian Labor has always believed in Tasmanian prices for Tasmanian power. We will continue to work in the Parliament to hold the government accountable.

Dean Winter MP

Labor Leader

Shadow Minister for Tourism & Hospitality

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