Reply To: Washdown facilities in Cape York.

Centre for Appropriate Technology Discussion Energy Washdown facilities in Cape York. Reply To: Washdown facilities in Cape York.

Luke Barbagallo

    Hey Nigel,

    Thanks for the great questions. I’ve answered in the same order as asked below.

    1. The two that you’ve located are the only ones on the Cape York Peninsula.

    2. Unfortunately, we can’t answer that question as we do not have the access to the data. These sites are government owner, hence the inability to gain that info. We’d recommend seeking out that info from companies that supply small scale wash down facilities, like the ones located on some agricultural properties.

    3. Currently, they are activated by the car owner. You could investigate either a staffed station, or an automated station, however you will need to explain and justify this decision based on factors that range from wages, to maintenance, to whether a staffed wash station is more likely to be used than an automated one/self activated one.

    4 & 5. The larger wash down facilities that are located closer to major centres or towns are on mains water (including waste water), however, beyond immediate town boundaries, that supply will not reach stations.

    6. Not that we have access to directly, key considerations are highlighted in the brief. We’d also recommend doing some review of the washdown facilities images in the project brief, and also looking into the operations of washdown stations in agricultural biosecurity settings.

    Hope this helps, reach out if you’ve got further questions.