Yarrabilba leads way on improving environment

Yarrabilba leads the way on improving environment

Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur Leanne Kemp addresses a recent CELab workshop.

Residents of Yarrabilba will help drive an Australia-first initiative aimed at reducing energy consumption and waste.

The Logan suburb has been chosen as a test community to gain benefits from new technologies and innovative approaches to achieving a greener environment.

Logan City Council has joined a key stakeholder group called the Circular Economy Lab (CELab).

A circular economy is one that aims to minimise waste and make the most of sustainable and re-useable resources.

The CELab will trial service-based business models that aim to drive behavioural change to produce sustainable energy-use reductions.

Logan’s innovation hub Substation33 is also involved in the project.

Other participating organisations include developer Lendlease, RACQ, Fisher & Paykel, Access Community Services and industrial equipment supplier Movus.

Workshops among the stakeholders to finalise aspects of the trial are still underway but Yarrabilba residents are likely to be given access to a new opportunities that could help reduce waste, save money and benefit the environment.

It is hoped results from the trial will help achieve significant social, economic and environmental benefits, not just for Yarrabilba but the broader community.

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