The Good Guys has been selected as retail partner for a NSW Government pilot program that will see social housing tenants receive a new washing machine from only $150 to help reduce living costs, while boosting water and energy efficiency.

The Good Guys managing director, Biag Capasso said, “We are excited to be partnering with the NSW Government in the Washing Machine Replacement Program. We know how important it is to customers that our products can help them save water and reduce their energy use. This program is another great example of how The Good Guys help families live better for less.”

Minister for Lands and Water, Kevin Anderson explained that the NSW Government initiative will replace old top loader washing machines with new front loaders, which could save an estimated 25,000 litres of water each year per machine.

“I am always thinking about ways to ease the cost of living for communities, and this is another way that we are doing that,” he said.

Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes, Anthony Roberts said the NSW Government is committed to reducing the cost of living for those who need it most. 

“Replacement washing machines could slash annual household electricity bills and detergent costs by $220 to $245 on average. That’s hip-pocket savings that add up, while helping communities save precious resources,” he said.

Those eligible to apply include tenants living in Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) and Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO) housing located in one of 43 LGAs across the state.

Successful applicants can choose between four different sized machines, and will pay a corresponding fee of $150, $200 or $250, including delivery and installation, as well as removal and recycling of their old appliance.  

The pilot is being delivered by the NSW Government in collaboration with Sydney Water, Hunter Water, and NSW councils. Applications close on 30 June, or when all appliances are allocated.