The One Million Homes Alliance comprises consumer, community services and environment organisations with expertise in environmental, social and consumer policy. Most are also experienced practitioners of household energy and water efficiency upgrades. Our aim is to see a fair and effective scheme implemented to raise existing homes to an average five-star efficiency standard, and reduce energy and water costs for households.
During the last election the State Coalition committed to achieving an average of five stars for all existing homes within the State, and the Alliance wants to see the Victorian Government fulfil this commitment. This submission focuses on energy and water efficiency initiatives that will help Victorians address cost of living pressures and utilities hardship, and result in smart resource use with strong environmental outcomes – all while moving the state towards achieving the five-star goal.