Jan 14, 2019

Tap into water-wise supply opportunities

Tap into water-wise supply opportunities

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.”

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