Business SA Environment Committee
Business SA’s Environment Committee plays an extremely important role in contributing to environmental policy for South Australia.
Chairperson Toby Terlet of Veolia Environmental Services commented:
"The Business SA Environment Committee is a diverse group of industry leaders who work very hard to promote and contribute to environmentally sustainable development in South Australia,” Toby said.
“The Committee has represented most industry sectors through influencing legislation, regulations, policies and programs to achieve best practice in the South Australian business community.
“Each month the Committee meets to consider all matters relevant to environmental sustainability, including, energy security, water, climate change, waste management and compliance to assist Business SA to develop environmental policy in order to inform and influence Governments and other decision makers.
“In this current financial climate it is very important for SA businesses to become better informed on environment and sustainability issues. I'm confident the Environment Committee will continue to provide transparency and vision for many issues and concerns to come.”
Business SA responds to many environmental issues raised by government, recent involvement has included submissions on the proposed Carbon Tax, Eastern Mount Lofty Rangers Water Allocation Plan and comments on the proposed South Australian Marine Park Strategy.
Business SA welcomes members involvement, if you wish to learn more or become involved please contact Barb Cowey, Senior Policy Adviser at Business SA on 08 8300 0011 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Murray Darling Basin Plan
In August Craig Knowles, Chair of the Murray Darling Basin Authority released a statement highlighting a postponed release of the much awaited Murray Darling Basin Plan (The Plan). Release of The Plan is now planned for sometime in November.
This Plan will have significant impacts for South Australia’s river dependent food producing communities along with the critical supply of potable water for Adelaide.
On release of The Plan there will be a 20 week consultation period; Business SA encourages members who wish to be kept up to date, to contact Barb Cowey on 08 8300 0011 or via email email@example.com.
Interested in energy efficiency? Grants now open
Applications for Round 2 of the BSA Energy Efficiency Program are now open and close at 5.00pm ACST Friday 30 September 2011.
The Program is a $300,000 commitment over three years by the South Australian Government to encourage businesses to become more aware about how they use and manage energy within their organisation.
The BSA Energy Efficiency program is aimed at small-to-medium South Australian companies committed to energy efficiency to help reduce their energy usage and related costs. The program will enable a company to engage an accredited energy auditor, associated with the program, to conduct an energy assessment of their South Australian operation.
Successful applicants to the program will each be able to receive 75% of the costs of their energy assessments, up to $10,000 (excluding GST.)
Companies wishing to participate in the BSA Energy Efficiency program must complete the application form and respond to all the specified criteria. Applications will only be accepted during the application round openings.
Calling for applications: Sustainable Markets Grants
Zero Waste SA’s Industry Investment Program has been established to maximise the use of resources through:
- increased recycling, and improvements to the quality and efficiency of recycling processes
- developing markets and new technologies for using recycled materials.
Who: The program is open to all organisations that are or seek to produce, manufacture or sell products with South Australian recycled content materials.
Zero Waste SA welcomes applications with a focus on sustainable markets for industry sectors to increase existing or support new markets for recycled materials.
Status: Open (applications close September 30 2011)
Contact: Justin Lang, (08) 8204 2634
For more information please contact Zero Waste SA for additional support available for applicants in completing the Expression of Interest form via their website.