An average family can save up to $2000 now that new cost of living measures have been introduced, Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced.

The NSW Government is providing more than 70 savings and rebates which could make a major difference for an average family, with Active Kids vouchers, half-priced registration and the $200 Seniors Energy Rebate part of the suite of savings.

“With many families in the Cootamundra electorate feeling the pinch of the drought, either directly or indirectly, these cost-saving schemes will I hope help make things a little easier when kitchen table decisions are being made,” Ms Cooke said.

“The doubling of Active Kids vouchers, half-priced rego and the $200 Seniors Energy Rebate, Creative Kids, CTP refunds and Energy Switch can all help ease some of the financial pressures which many of us may be feeling.”

Ms Cooke said that over the next year the NSW Government expects to deliver more than $1 billion in savings back to households across NSW through more than 70 measures in the Cost of Living program.

“I encourage everybody in the Cootamundra electorate to look into these schemes because they are a great way to cut your outgoings without cutting any of the things you either have to spend on, such as energy or your vehicle’s CTP, or things you choose to spend on such as activities for your kids.

“The average saving from Service NSW’s cost of living appointment per customer is $550 and over the past year, more than $800 million in savings has been delivered to people across NSW through the Cost of Living program.

“We have made it easier for people to save money on their bills and I encourage every person in the Cootamundra electorate to visit a Service NSW Centre or use the Savings Finder online to see what rebate and savings they can access.”

For more information on Cost of Living measures in NSW, check the Savings Finder: