Participating Councils

These councils are working with BBF to offer affordable finance to businesses who want better buildings in their municipality.

Applying for Environmental Upgrade Finance is easy. Click on your council to view the relevant documents. Then fill out the application form and we’ll be in touch to discuss your eligibility.

If your council isn’t currently participating, get in touch with them to encourage them to sign up.


What participating councils say about us – and the benefits of Environmental Upgrade Finance (EUF) for local businesses.

“This type of financing allows businesses to invest in efficiency improvements, and in cases where the buildings are tenanted, to share the cost and benefits of those improvements.
“This is a great opportunity for local businesses to reduce their running costs, do something positive for the environment and contribute to a stronger local economy.
“We hope that other Knox business owners will consider EUAs as a cost-effective way to secure lasting improvements and savings.”

Brimbank Mayor Cr John Hedditch

"The initiative allows businesses to access loans administered through the council rate system. This removes the need for upfront capital, whilst competitive interest rates and low-cost financing make these arrangements a cost effective way to reduce the risks associated with rising energy costs. The environmental agreements provide businesses an opportunity to replace old and inefficient equipment with newer more efficient technologies and reap the benefits of operating a more sustainable and efficient building."