Townsville City Council has urged local businesses to make the most of supply opportunities created by the $10 million Water Smart Package.
It has re-commenced a tender for local suppliers for compost bins and worm farms, mulch delivery, water wise plants and irrigation system optimisation and repairs.
The $10 million Water Smart Package is funded from the Queensland Government’s $225 million investment in water security in Townsville.
It provides $300, $500 and $1000 – in vouchers or rebates – to homeowners and renters, low-income residents and body corporates to reduce the cost of reducing water use in gardens and buying water-efficient appliances.
Acting Mayor Les Walker encouraged local businesses to get involved and take advantage of the flow-on benefits of the Water Smart Package.
“The Water Smart Package is great for residents but it’s also a huge opportunity for local businesses,” Cr Walker said.
“Council wants to encourage anyone that is involved with a business that provides these products and services to get involved in the tender.
“By providing financial incentives to make our properties more water efficient we can also make a big splash in our economy.”