Sunday, 1 June 2008

Animal funerals could cost $10 million this year

Berkshire Park-based Animal Memorial Cemetery and Crematorium, which has seen business more than doubled in less and than five years, now conducts hundreds of cremations and burials per month. The Sunday Telegraph said cremations at about $300 were more popular than burials, which can cost more than $5000. Business information analysts, IBISWorld, Australians would spend about $10 million on funerals for pets this year.


FoodWorks to boost business in NSW

Victorian-based FoodWorks supermarket chain, which has 10 outlets in Western Sydney, recently raised more than $10 million for, among other things, further store development in NSW, brand building and new own-label products. The company, which has an annual turnover of $1.6 billion, has 91 outlets in NSW.


Clean energy to power 5000 homes

Enough clean energy to power 5000 homes a year was commissioned at the Eastern Creek waste management facility, last month, when five 1.1MW engines were switched on to convert greenhouse gases escaping from landfill into power and sold on to the national grid. The initiative is a joint venture between LBS Generation Pty Ltd and WSN Environmental Services, a NSW government-owned company, incorporated in 2001. Another 1.1MW engine is expected to be brought online in 2014. WSN plans to open the $50 million Macarthur Resource Recovery Park, in south-west Sydney, this year, to power 2500 homes.