Farrer MP and Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley has congratulated Albury company Geofabrics Australasia which is receiving a modern manufacturing grant to help reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on fossil fuels.
Ms Ley says the $252,000 grant will build on the local company’s efforts to help remove plastic waste from landfill and waterways.
“For the past two years Geofabrics has been using recycled polymer and HDPE for their unique product range, sourcing the equivalent of around 20 million plastic drink bottles.
“This partnership agreement between my government and one of the border’s leading manufacturers will further reduce the nation’s waste, increases exports and importantly adds jobs here in the Albury region”, Ms Ley said.
Geofabrics CEO Dennis Grech said the funding will add to our Megaflo Green product range, a unique flat pipe which can be used in just about every drainage project you can imagine.
“It is readily deployed into major civil works including road construction, rail and mining, and is also used for drainage in some of Australia’s most iconic sporting stadiums*”, Mr Grech said.
The grant for Geofabrics comes through the Morrison Government’s Recycling and Clean Energy National Manufacturing Priority road map. This offers a competitive, merit-based grants program with matched funding to assist Australian manufacturers in commercialising new products and processes.
**Perth’s Optus Stadium, Adelaide Oval, Townsville Stadium, Newcastle Knights Centre of Excellence + Cape Town Soccer Stadium, main host venue for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.