Byron Shire Bioenergy Facility

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A smarter, local waste solution

Have your say about green waste and bioenergy. Byron Shire Council is considering bioenergy as an innovative solution to our region’s organic waste management problem.

We are looking at bioenergy because it will help us achieve zero carbon emissions by 2025 through the creation of a renewable energy source, in alignment with our Net Zero Emissions Strategy.

If successful, the Byron Shire Bioenergy Facility will be the first of its kind in Australia.

Bioenergy can be used to convert local organic green waste into renewable energy and a compost product.

Based on globally-proven technology and successful bioenergy projects in Europe, Canada and the United States.

Proposed location

Council Operational Land, Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant.

Current stage - Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement and Development Application for construction of a bioenergy facility

  • Detailed assessments and a further business case analysis are now in process.
  • Funding options are also being explored, including Federal grants.

How could bioenergy work in the Byron Shire? Learn more...

Take a look at the supporting information and submit your question using the Q&A tool, or email us.

We will respond via this site (or personally if you’d like your question kept private).

Your questions will help Council make decisions on the next stage of the project.

Supporting info:



A smarter, local waste solution

Have your say about green waste and bioenergy. Byron Shire Council is considering bioenergy as an innovative solution to our region’s organic waste management problem.

We are looking at bioenergy because it will help us achieve zero carbon emissions by 2025 through the creation of a renewable energy source, in alignment with our Net Zero Emissions Strategy.

If successful, the Byron Shire Bioenergy Facility will be the first of its kind in Australia.

Bioenergy can be used to convert local organic green waste into renewable energy and a compost product.

Based on globally-proven technology and successful bioenergy projects in Europe, Canada and the United States.

Proposed location

Council Operational Land, Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant.

Current stage - Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement and Development Application for construction of a bioenergy facility

  • Detailed assessments and a further business case analysis are now in process.
  • Funding options are also being explored, including Federal grants.

How could bioenergy work in the Byron Shire? Learn more...

Take a look at the supporting information and submit your question using the Q&A tool, or email us.

We will respond via this site (or personally if you’d like your question kept private).

Your questions will help Council make decisions on the next stage of the project.

Supporting info:


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Green waste can be used to create energy. Council is proposing to build a bioenergy facility at the Byron sewage treatment plant. It will take green waste and convert it into renewable energy and a compost product.

    If you want detailed information go to the main project page for the Byron Shire Bioenergy Facility. 

    Council would like to find out if this concept is something you support. Your responses to this survey will assist Council in planning for the next stage of the project.

    This survey closed on Friday 26 February 2021. Thank you for your participation.

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