Inner West Council

SmartBiz - Helping You Save

Save money on waste, energy and water

Ashfield Council is partnering with Canterbury Council to run the SmartBiz - Helping You Save program in 2014-2015 to help businesses in the culturally and linguistically diverse community save money on energy, water and waste costs. Businesses can receive free assessments in one or more of these areas.

Each business will then receive information on how you can reduce your waste, energy and water. Ongoing face to face support will be provided by our Business Sustainability Officer to help guide you through this process and improve your environmental performance. The advice will focus on simple, no-cost or low-cost solutions that will allow you more time to work on your core business needs.

The benefits of a joining our SmartBiz program include:

  • Helps lower your operating costs
  • Will reduce your impact on the environment
  • Highlights your commitment to sustainable business practices
  • Positions your business as a socially and environmentally responsible market leader
  • Turns your business into a 'SmartBiz'

How it works

Smart Biz aims to support your business from start to finish as you look at ways to improve your business performance. Here's how we can help:

1. Call or email our Smart Biz Officers to discuss your business needs

2. Arrange a free Assessment to find out the best ways to reduce your waste, energy and water

3. Develop simple, low-cost initiatives to improve your environmental performance and save money.

How to get involved

The Smart Biz team is able to provide FREE assessments and additional advice and guidance to assist you to implement your sustainable business initiatives. 

To find out more about how we can hep you save money on your bills contact:

SmartBiz Business Sustainability Officer - Steve Khouw
0499 988 228


Ashfield Council's Sustainability Team 
9716 1991

The program is brought to you in partnership with Canterbury Council. 

This program has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust