Cost of Living Forum to help local families find rebates and discounts in their amenities bills
25 January 2023
(See translation in Arabic section)
A joint media release issued today by Sophie Cotsis MP and Jihad Dib MP, which said: “The issue of Cost of Living is affecting local families across the state. Last year, Sophie Cotsis MP, distributed a Community Survey to the Canterbury electorate, which found that Cost of Living was among the top 3 most important issues for local residents.
This year, Sophie Cotsis MP and Jihad Dib MP, in conjunction with the Energy and Water Ombudsman, will be hosting a Cost of Living – Bring Your Bills Forum in Lakemba on 9 February. This community forum will include representation from Government organisations to help locals find discounts and rebates on their everyday bills.
The Energy and Water Ombudsman, Housing NSW, Revenue NSW, Service NSW, and Sydney Water are amongst those who will be available on the day – including many more!
“Residents will have an opportunity to have face-to-face interaction with service representatives, to discuss issues and concerns rather than be pressured to go online for answers and information,” said Ms Cotsis.
“Cost of living pressures are increasing day by day. Residents from my local community are struggling to afford fresh fruit and vegetables are resorting to cutting meals or sourcing cheaper but unhealthy meal alternatives”
“Whether it’s soaring electricity or gas prices, groceries or tolls, families are doing it tougher than ever before. This forum is about making sure people know what is available to them during these difficult times,” said Mr Dib.
“Every single day people visit my office asking for help as they struggle to pay the most necessary of bills,” he said.
The event is being held on 9 February from 1 – 5PM at Uniting Church Hall, Lakemba. RSVP is critical, contact 9718 1234 for RSVPs.