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MORE than 169,000 households will start
receiving letters, as of this week, inviting
them to take up an offer to save up to $531
off their annual electricity bills, negotiat-
ed with Origin Energy by the State Gov-
The letters began being sent to house-
holds currently receiving a State Govern-
ment energy concession -- worth up to $217
a year -- on Monday, notifying them of their
The offer adds up to a saving of between
$253 and $531 for households on the stand-
ing energy contract, with recipients only hav-
ing to sign the letter and return it to accept.
South Australian Council of Social Ser-
vice chief executive Ross Womersley said
the organisation's own research confirmed
that this was the best offer in the market to-
"This deal is good for a range of rea-
sons," Mr Womersley said.
"For example, the 18 per cent dis-
count applies to both your use and supply
charges; it's not a pay-on-time discount so
(it) doesn't disappear if you can't make the
payment on time.
"There are no fees and charges; it's a
long-term deal; and, best of all, if another
provider does come up with an even better
deal, there are no exit fees to stop you from
Residents have been encouraged to visit
market comparison website energymade-
easy.com.au to find the best deal for them.
Kids learn key water skills
THE 2018 VacSwim program will con-
clude at the Gawler Aquatic Centre today,
having taught children basic swimming,
water safety and important survival tech-
A total of 144 children were enrolled in
this year's local program, which ran from
last Tuesday, January 2, and was slightly
down on last year's high attendance level
of 175 students.
Gawler Mayor Karen Redman said the
VacSwim program was one of several pro-
grams, or initiatives, provided at the Gawler
Aquatic Centre helping to prevent drowning.
"According to the 2017 National Drown-
ing Report, last year 291 people died in
Australia from drowning," she said.
"VacSwim, Watch Around Water, DECD
Water Safety program and the Centre's
Learn to Swim program are vitally import-
ant and can help significantly reduce those
The Gawler Aquatic Centre's popular
Learn to Swim program, kicking off for
term one on Monday, January 29, achieved
record enrolments last term, and in the past
four seasons has seen enrolments increase
by 130 per cent.
"This significant increase in program en-
rolments shows how popular the Gawler
Aquatic Centre's Learn to Swim program is
and how parents and caregivers understand
the importance of their children learning
lifelong swimming and water safety skills,"
Mrs Redman said.
Last year, the Gawler Aquatic Centre
was named the 2017 Watch Around Water
Community Innovation award winner at
the Recreation SA, Parks and Leisure State
The leading national education and pub-
lic awareness-raising program addresses
the supervision of young children at public
swimming pools, and ensures public swim-
ming pools are a safe venue for the commu-
nity to participate in sport and recreation.
The Education Department's Water Safe-
ty program also provides local primary
schoolchildren with over 9000 water safety
lessons each season.
Spencer Moore, pictured with instructor Stacey
Rosenzweig, takes part in the VacSwim Starfish
Class at the Gawler Aquatic Centre.
Alyssa Marrwick (left) and Millewa Trenowden take
part in VacSwim's Octopus Class at the Gawler
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