Friday, 3 December 2010

Rowan Barber: Business Water Efficiency Program, Queensland

Rowan Barber is a Water Warrior colleague in Brisbane -
oh! - and don't forget sanitation, too.
Rowan has asked for the letter below to be widely circulated.
The Network is only to happy to oblige.
Rowan wants to encourage others to respond to him
with feedback and/or reinforce
the message with the Minister (as people see fit)

From: Rowan Barber <>
Date: Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 8:49 AM
Subject: Business Water Efficiency Programme
Cc:, Andrew <>, Darren Oemcke <>

Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Stephen Robertson

cc: The Premier, the Hon. Kate Jones, ASBG, 

Dear Mr Robertson,

Further to your Ministerial Statement below, I would like to put a case forward for another round of the "Business Water Efficiency Programme" (BWEP) or facsimile.

In 2006 the Queensland Government allocated $55 million toward BWEP.  It was an incentive program and although related to, it was distinct from the Queensland Water Commission (QWC)’s business water restrictions.  The QWC imposed restrictions were mandatory.  BWEP offered funding to certain businesses to support the implementation of water saving projects to meet QWC restrictions.

Many businesses missed out on the opportunity to apply for and receive BWEP funding.  As the costs of water continues to increase, water efficiency projects will become more viable but there is still a case for business assistance.


Rowan Barber
State Manager
Australian Sustainable Business Group

t: 07 3839 5335
m: 0428 227 266

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