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DA for eco park at Tyagarah

BYRON Shire is one step closer to a greener future with a submission to the State Government of a development application for an eco park and green power station at Tyagarah.

The application for the Byron Eco Park has been lodged by Dieter Horstmann, the owner of Eagle Farm at Tyagarah.

The park proposes to provide a regional centre for businesses researching breakthrough technologies in sustainable power generation, building materials and horticultural efficiency.

Biochar production, solar thermal power generation and low-impact light rail systems are just some of the projects proposed for the park.

Mr Horstmann has been working on the eco park idea for 15 years.

The first stage is expected to cost $2 million."I want the park up and running in the next two to five years," Mr Horstmann said.

"I have finance organised for it, but am still waiting to hear back from the government about the DA.

"When it’s up and running the eco park will be able to produce electricity 24-7 using bi-products like biochar for power generation and water to grow organic food and vegetables.

"The first stage will be able to service 2000 dwellings with green electricity."

Mr Horstmann said his power station would be compatible with the existing electricity grid.

In addition to providing a hub for breakthrough technologies, the park will also contain a research education centre, cafe, onsite accommodation and wellness centre.

The park began its educational program last month with a biochar education camp – a five-day intensive workshop on biochar production.

To find out more about the eco park, Mr Horstmann will have a stall at the North Coast Energy Forum at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall on Saturday. More information is available at www.eaglefarmbyronbay.com


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