Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased to attend the opening of the Whyalla Composting Facility today.
The facility was allocated a grant of $2.74m by the Federal Government under the Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP) program.
“The Federal Coalition Government’s commitment to stimulate the Upper Spencer Gulf economy by funding eight successful projects under the RJIP program is showing great results and the opening of this facility has shown the RJIP program will do exactly what was intended by creating employment,” he said.
“This is a great example of how government can partner with business and community groups to drive growth, create jobs and stimulate economic activity.
“With the Federal Government assistance of $2,745,369, Peats Soil has constructed an advanced composting facility, the purpose of which is to accept green, organic and food waste, digest the waste using anaerobic digestion, and produce both Biogas for sale in to the grid and a compost product that can be sold to surrounding agricultural markets for soil improvement.
“Peter Wadewitz ansd his company Peats Soils are a South Australian success story held in high regard for their adoption world’s best technolgy. They have a proven track record and are looking to establish their operation in Port Augusta as well in the coming year.
“I am proud to attend this launch and see the Government’s money at work helping local economies.
“Creating new job opportunities is crucial to ensuring a strong and vibrant future for local communities in the Upper Spencer Gulf and this important Government initiative will have significant long-term benefits for our region and our state.”