Earlier this month, New South Wales-based cannabis company Better Green lodged an application to build a massive cannabis cultivation facility near Bathurst (roughly 200 kilometres from Sydney).
Better Green is a private cannabis company founded by Blake O’Sullivan. Blake realised the benefits of medical cannabis after he used it while undergoing intensive cancer treatments at age twenty-eight. Today, Better Green provides medical cannabis to Australian patients and other cannabis companies.
If the council approves the project, Better Green will build a 4,350 metre squared glasshouse and a 1,860 metre squared production facility on a plot of land roughly 20 kilometres from Bathurst. The facility will include six production rooms, a vault, a dispatch area, storage, and secure fencing. It looks like the facility will be partially powered by solar energy and the company may use a reverse osmosis system to save water.
Once it opens, Better Green will be able to produce eight tonnes of medical cannabis in its Bathurst facility. The facility will also employ up to fifty people from the local area.
As the production facility is only in the application phase, it’s unclear when the facility will be up-and-running. Considering the size of the facility, it will likely have strong benefits for the local economy and the industry as a whole.