Business SA: State can take national lead on eco-industrial park

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Business SA’s recently released 9-point Plan to Skyrocket SA contains bold ideas and initiatives to kickstart and grow the South Australian economy post COVID-19.

Among them, is a proposal to develop a low emissions industrial park, also known as an eco-industrial park.

Eco-industrial parks (EIP) are communities of businesses co-located together to innovate, leverage new technologies and produce enhanced environmental and economic performance through collaboration. There are numerous examples of EIPs around the word.

Businesses who could become tenants in such a development include those seeking to become leaders in sustainability, low emissions transport, renewable energy, water, waste, recycling or hydrogen, to name a few.

Imagine a mix of manufacturing and service-related businesses working together and managing critical resources such as energy, water, waste and materials.

By working together, this community of businesses would receive a collective environmental and

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