Bam­boohill headed for Woodgate

Isis Town and Country - - NEWS -

A BAM­BOO plan­ta­tion will be es­tab­lished near Woodgate Beach to take ad­van­tage of re­cy­cled wa­ter, fol­low­ing a coun­cil de­ci­sion at an or­di­nary meet­ing this week.

Wa­ter and waste­water spokesman Alan Bush said the coun­cil had called for ten­ders for the pur­chase of the re­cy­cled wa­ter from Woodgate waste­water treat­ment plant late last year and Bam­boohill Aus­tralia was the only ap­pli­cant to sub­mit a ten­der by the clos­ing date.

“The com­pany will lease 35ha of the Woodgate waste­water treat­ment site, which has been awarded on an ini­tial 10-year term,” Cr Bush said.

“The pro­posal put for­ward by Bam­boohill has the po­ten­tial to use all of the re­cy­cled wa­ter cur­rently pro­duced by the plant.”

He said this agree­ment rep­re­sented a rev­enue stream for the treat­ment fa­cil­ity, which would help to keep the cost of the ser­vice at a min­i­mum.

“The sup­ply of wa­ter and waste­water comes at a cost to coun­cil, and ul­ti­mately ratepay­ers, so any­thing we can do to off­set that is a good thing,” he said.

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