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The North Byron Parklands in Yelgun, home to Splendour in the Grass and Falls Festival, have just installed 258 composting toilets in preparation for the upcoming Splendour audience.

Parklands’ GM Mat Morris, says the re-locatable loos are ‘an infinitely more sustainable solution,’ that resolves some issues that outdoor venues face, including ‘a significant reduction in waste-water truck movements’ and transporting hundreds of port-a-loos and showers to and from the site.

Australian company Quicksmart Homes designed and commissioned the 240 bespoke composting toilets and 192 low-flow gas-fired shower stalls.

Mr Morris says the loos will see a dramatic reduction in waste being sent to the Byron Shire Council’s sewerage treatment plant (STP).

‘Complementing this initiative Byron Shire Council recently provided an approval to augment our existing grey water treatment facility, which processes shower water,’ he said.

Mr Morris said the facility can now treat up to 920,000 litres of grey water on site, further reducing the amount of waste water directed to Byron Shire Council’s STP.

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  1. Simon, you are such a strong advocate for Splendour aren’t you! And now look, Splendour have built you an appropriate place for you to stay while you’re ‘living it up’ at Splendour – a shit house. A case of like attracting like I guess …


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