Managing seaweed to become more effective and environmentally friendly

I’ve been working with council officers to find better ways of collecting and disposing of the seaweed on Altona Beach since being elected to council. ¬†After a number of trials a company has developed a machine that helps remove the sand from the seaweed when its collected so that it can be used to make liquid fertiliser. ¬†Thus, we will be recycling 100% of our seaweed in the near future.

The machine will cost the council just under $88,000 (with the state government contributing 50% of the cost) and this new process will save the council about $83,000 per year from the current disposal costs.