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Kids learnings help families to reduce power bills

Winners in the Spark Tank Home Category – Apollo Estate, Dubbo, kicked off their project ‘Young Aboriginal People Learning About Energy Efficiency’ last week. 15 Aboriginal kids participated in a day of energy efficiency activities to better understand how much...

Congratulations to all our bright sparks!

Skillset together with the Office of Environment and Heritage hosted Spark Tank’s gala event at the Flannery Centre in Bathurst on Thursday, 16 March.  The Spark Tank initiative aimed to uncover bright ideas about saving energy across the Central West. Ten finalists...

Community Finalist – ECCO / U3A

Here is another #brightidea for the for the community! Spark Tank is proud to introduce another finalist in the Community Category of Spark Tank! ECCO and U3A are institutions that are devoted to the education, wellbeing and social needs of senior citizens.  Their...

Neville Landcare/Community – Community Category

Congratulations to our first Community Category Finalist - Neville Community/Landcare. A lovely idea to around energy efficiency and community halls which are such icons of regional Australia. Good Luck to the Neville Community and Landcare - such a #brightidea!...

Rahamim – Off The Grid

Congratulations to our second finalist in the spark tank business category - a fabulous project looking at energy efficiency in heritage buildings and sharing that through their education programs.

Macquarie University – Energy Audits

Congratulations to our first finalists in the Business Category - Macquarie University - with an innovative program to bring students and energy audits to the Central West!  

Dubbo Regional Council – Battery Storage

Our fifth and last finalist in the Spark Tank Home Category is Dubbo Council with their Battery Storage project. Certainly lots of sunshine out there lately to be storing! Congratulations and good luck for the finals.

Housing Plus – Low Income Tenant Support

The third finalist in the Spark Tank Home Category is Housing Plus with their Low Income Tenant Support Project. Congratulations and good luck to the bright sparks at Housing Plus  

Charles Sturt University – Students in Residence

Congratulations to Charles Sturt University on being a finalists in the Spark Tank Home Category! They are doing amazing work in the sustainability space and this idea will help educate and implement strategies for residential students on campus. Good thinking CSU!...

TAFE Western – Energy Efficiency in the Trades

Congratulations to TAFE Western, who are finalists in the home category of Spark Tank! Here is Shaun Shirvill from their Energy Efficiency in the Trades team talking about their project. Fantastic idea - well done to everyone involved! Stay tuned for videos from all...

Spark Tank Semi Finalists Announced

  Thirteen energy saving ideas for Central West communities will be pitched to a team of energy experts next year as part of a campaign to increase energy efficiency in homes, businesses and communities in the state’s Central West, Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said....

How to Submit Your Bright Idea

Watch this 5 minute video to see how to submit your bright idea for Spark Tank. Don't forget the deadline is 5pm Monday 12th December.

What’s it all about?

Want to know what Spark Tank is all about in 90 seconds? Then watch our new video that explains the competition and what you need to do to be in it. And then get cracking with those Bright Ideas!

We’ve flicked the switch…….

Its official - Spark Tank is ON! The stakes are high and the rules are simple - we want bright ideas about saving energy in either the home, business or in the community. You get in touch with our Spark Tank Team to talk to them about your idea and submit an...

Information Session Details.

Spark Tank will be holding information sessions across the region for people interested in learning more about the program and connect up with Spark Tank staff. If you think you might have a bright idea for saving energy then come along and find out more in: ORANGE at...

Looking for Bright Sparks!

An innovative and exciting new program 'Spark Tank' ,designed to generate interest in, and ideas for energy efficiency across the Central West, has been announced by Skillset and the Office of Environment and Heritage. The ‘Spark Tank’ competition involves people...