City of Rockingham launches new subsidy scheme

Council Chambers
Council Chambers

THREE new subsidy schemes are now available to residents on low income, pensioner or concession cards in the City of Rockingham.

The subsidy schemes include a Safety Subsidy Scheme, Home Modification or Assistive Equipment Subsidy Scheme and an Information Technology Subsidy Scheme.

The Safety Subsidy Scheme is designed to help residents make their home safer and is open to residents aged 18 and over.

The Home Modification or Assistive Equipment Subsidy Scheme and the Information Technology Subsidy Scheme are only available to seniors (aged 60 or over).

Mayor Barry Sammels said subsidies of up to $100 per scheme were available to eligible residents.

“The City is delighted to offer these three new subsidy schemes and encourages eligible residents to apply,” he said.

“The Safety Subsidy Scheme could be used, for example, to help install smoke detectors and fire equipment.

“The Home Modification or Assistive Equipment Subsidy Scheme could be put toward the cost of installing walkers, dressing aids or ramps to help seniors manage their everyday tasks and remain in their homes for longer.

“The Information Technology Subsidy could be put toward the cost of purchasing a laptop, tablet or iPad to help seniors become more connected to friends, family, resources and information.”

Applicants are only able to apply for each scheme once per financial year.

For a full list of eligible items or to apply for a subsidy, visit www.rockingham.wa.gov.au/subsidyscheme or contact the City on 9528 0333.