Wastewater Treatment Plant Update

A new wastewater treatment plant has been built at Point Lookout on the site of the former plant at Tramican Street.

The new plant will deliver considerable benefits to the Point Lookout community, including improved environmental performance and economic benefits during construction and commissioning.
Construction commenced in November 2015, with the project scheduled for completion by early 2017. Technology has improved considerably since the original plant was built more than 30 years ago and the new, state-of-the-art plant will be designed with specialised odour control to minimise odour nuisance for nearby residents.

The new plant will have capacity for the sewerage network to be expanded to include more properties at Point Lookout in the future. It will also be able to respond to seasonal fluctuations of the town's population, with capacity to process 1600kL of wastewater per day. By comparison, demand is currently 700kL per day during peak holiday periods.

The Point Lookout Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade is a joint initiative of Redland City Council and the Queensland Government. Sign up to receive regular updates about the project, including site works notices. To speak with a Redland Water officer about any concerns or for further information, please call 3829 8999.

A new wastewater treatment plant has been built at Point Lookout on the site of the former plant at Tramican Street.

The new plant will deliver considerable benefits to the Point Lookout community, including improved environmental performance and economic benefits during construction and commissioning.
Construction commenced in November 2015, with the project scheduled for completion by early 2017. Technology has improved considerably since the original plant was built more than 30 years ago and the new, state-of-the-art plant will be designed with specialised odour control to minimise odour nuisance for nearby residents.

The new plant will have capacity for the sewerage network to be expanded to include more properties at Point Lookout in the future. It will also be able to respond to seasonal fluctuations of the town's population, with capacity to process 1600kL of wastewater per day. By comparison, demand is currently 700kL per day during peak holiday periods.

The Point Lookout Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade is a joint initiative of Redland City Council and the Queensland Government. Sign up to receive regular updates about the project, including site works notices. To speak with a Redland Water officer about any concerns or for further information, please call 3829 8999.

  • Project Update: New wastewater treatment plant opened

    10 days ago
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    The new Point Lookout wastewater treatment plant has been officially opened ahead of the busy summer holiday period.

    A joint initiative of Redland City Council and the State Government, and designed to serve the needs of the township for the next 30 years, the new plant is a crucial piece of infrastructure that will ensure safe, reliable and environmentally-friendly wastewater treatment for Point Lookout.

    The $13.5 million, state-of-the-art facility has replaced an outdated plant built more than 30 years ago, increasing its processing capacity to meet future peak demands while reducing odour and adhering to strict environmental conditions.

    Designed to... Continue reading

    The new Point Lookout wastewater treatment plant has been officially opened ahead of the busy summer holiday period.

    A joint initiative of Redland City Council and the State Government, and designed to serve the needs of the township for the next 30 years, the new plant is a crucial piece of infrastructure that will ensure safe, reliable and environmentally-friendly wastewater treatment for Point Lookout.

    The $13.5 million, state-of-the-art facility has replaced an outdated plant built more than 30 years ago, increasing its processing capacity to meet future peak demands while reducing odour and adhering to strict environmental conditions.

    Designed to cater for current and projected seasonal demands, it has capacity to treat 1600 kilolitres of wastewater a day, more than twice the current peak flow. The sewerage network will now be extended to more properties currently using septic systems in the township.

    Featuring advanced membrane bioreactor technology, the new plant produces high quality effluent through ultra-fine screening, denitrification, chemical phosphorous removal, membrane treatment and disinfection, which is essential to protect the unique island environment.

    Odour control was a key focus of its design, with a number of controls installed to significantly reduce emissions. Wastewater is treated through a three-stage process at the new plant to ensure it meets very strict environmental licence conditions set by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. This process is monitored through the Healthy Waterways initiative in south-east Queensland to ensure minimal impact on water quality and aquatic life, protecting the natural beauty of North Stradbroke Island.

    Detailed design of the sewerage network extension is already underway, with a $5 million, three-year construction program expected to commence early in the 2017-18 financial year. Community engagement activities are planned for early 2017 with the goal of providing the most efficient design while minimising impact on the community.

    The new facility was jointly opened by Redland City Mayor Karen Williams and Mr Glenn Butcher MP, Assistant Minister for Local Government and Infrastructure on Friday 25 November. The Mayor and Assistant Minister were joined by Brad Taylor (Redland City Council), Gary Souter (Redland City Council), Mike Basterfield (Downer), Jim Pruss (Seqwater) and Andrew Morrison (Downer) for the official opening.


  • Project update: future sewer connection at Point Lookout

    about 1 month ago

    Construction of the new wastewater treatment plant at Point Lookout is complete, with commissioning now underway. With capacity to service more than twice the number of people than who currently visit the township during its peak holiday period, the new plant is a welcome asset, particularly those who are not currently connected to the sewerage system.

    Detailed design of the associated sewerage system is underway, with the three-year, $5 million construction program expected to start in 2017-18 financial year.

    Community engagement is planned for early 2017 as part of the design process, with the goal to provide the most efficient... Continue reading

    Construction of the new wastewater treatment plant at Point Lookout is complete, with commissioning now underway. With capacity to service more than twice the number of people than who currently visit the township during its peak holiday period, the new plant is a welcome asset, particularly those who are not currently connected to the sewerage system.

    Detailed design of the associated sewerage system is underway, with the three-year, $5 million construction program expected to start in 2017-18 financial year.

    Community engagement is planned for early 2017 as part of the design process, with the goal to provide the most efficient design while minimising impact on the community.

    More information will be provided to residents and property owners in coming months.

    For those properties currently using septic systems and located in an area with a sewer running past, there is now capacity to connect to the network. Contact Council on 3829 8999 for more information about how to connect.

  • Project update: access track to be upgraded

    3 months ago

    The access track from Tramican St to the new wastewater treatment plant will be upgraded this week (weather permitting). Residents may notice an increase in truck movements on Tramican St as gravel is delivered to site. There may also be some noise and vibration from a roller working on the track. The work is expected to be completed on 1 September.

    The access track from Tramican St to the new wastewater treatment plant will be upgraded this week (weather permitting). Residents may notice an increase in truck movements on Tramican St as gravel is delivered to site. There may also be some noise and vibration from a roller working on the track. The work is expected to be completed on 1 September.

  • Project update: construction well underway

    8 months ago
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    The Point Lookout Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrade is well underway with construction expected to be completed in July and wet commissioning conducted in August and September.

    This $13.5 million dollar project will ultimately service 4600 residents and visitors at Point Lookout during peak periods. The new plant will provide a minimal impact to the environment and greatly reduce odour concerns. Membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology will ensure a higher quality effluent through ultra-fine screening, denitrification, chemical phosphorous removal, membrane treatment and disinfection. Planning is also underway to sewer remaining areas of Point Lookout that currently use septic tanks.

    Check out... Continue reading

    The Point Lookout Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrade is well underway with construction expected to be completed in July and wet commissioning conducted in August and September.

    This $13.5 million dollar project will ultimately service 4600 residents and visitors at Point Lookout during peak periods. The new plant will provide a minimal impact to the environment and greatly reduce odour concerns. Membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology will ensure a higher quality effluent through ultra-fine screening, denitrification, chemical phosphorous removal, membrane treatment and disinfection. Planning is also underway to sewer remaining areas of Point Lookout that currently use septic tanks.

    Check out these time lapse videos to see the progress of work on the Slab and Northern Wall.

    This article originally appeared in On Tap in the Redlands Issue 1 – April 2016.

  • Project update: Concrete trucks on Cumming Parade and Tramican Street Friday 29 January

    11 months ago

    On Friday 29 January (weather permitting), a concrete pour is scheduled as part of the Point Lookout Wastewater Treatment Plant, which may cause minor delays on surrounding roads.

    Approximately 17 concrete trucks will enter the Tramican Street site via George Nothling Drive and Cummings Parade over the course of the day.

    Concrete trucks, accompanied by a spotter vehicle and traffic management, will reverse up Cummings Parade at a speed of 10km per hour before turning into the site. Due to the steep incline, it is necessary for these trucks to reverse to safely access the site and not spill... Continue reading

    On Friday 29 January (weather permitting), a concrete pour is scheduled as part of the Point Lookout Wastewater Treatment Plant, which may cause minor delays on surrounding roads.

    Approximately 17 concrete trucks will enter the Tramican Street site via George Nothling Drive and Cummings Parade over the course of the day.

    Concrete trucks, accompanied by a spotter vehicle and traffic management, will reverse up Cummings Parade at a speed of 10km per hour before turning into the site. Due to the steep incline, it is necessary for these trucks to reverse to safely access the site and not spill any concrete.

    Work is scheduled to commence at 8am and is expected to be finished by 2pm. During this period, residents may notice vehicle noise as the trucks travel to site.

    To speak to a Redland Water officer about any concerns, please call 3829 8999.

    The Point Lookout Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade is a joint initiative of Redland City Council and the Queensland Government and will significantly improve effluent quality while reducing the impact of wastewater on the island’s unique environment.


  • Project update: Concrete trucks on Cumming Parade and Tramican Street Thursday 17 December

    12 months ago

    On Thursday 17 December (weather permitting) there will be a concrete pour at the Point Lookout Wastewater Treatment Plant construction site.

    This will involve approximately 17 concrete trucks entering the site via George Nothling Drive and Cummings Parade over the course of the day. Work is scheduled to commence at 8am and may cause minor traffic delays.

    Concrete trucks, accompanied by a spotter vehicle and traffic management, will reverse at a speed of 10km per hour up Cummings Parade before turning into the site. Due to the steep incline, it is necessary for these trucks to... Continue reading

    On Thursday 17 December (weather permitting) there will be a concrete pour at the Point Lookout Wastewater Treatment Plant construction site.

    This will involve approximately 17 concrete trucks entering the site via George Nothling Drive and Cummings Parade over the course of the day. Work is scheduled to commence at 8am and may cause minor traffic delays.

    Concrete trucks, accompanied by a spotter vehicle and traffic management, will reverse at a speed of 10km per hour up Cummings Parade before turning into the site. Due to the steep incline, it is necessary for these trucks to reverse to safely access the site and not spill any concrete.

    To speak to a Redland Water officer about any concerns, please call 3829 8999.

    The Point Lookout Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade is a joint initiative of Redland City Council and the Queensland Government and will significantly improve effluent quality while reducing the impact of wastewater on the island’s unique environment.

  • Project update: Concrete trucks on Cumming Parade and Tramican Street Friday 11 December

    about 1 year ago

    On Friday 11 December (weather permitting) there will be a concrete pour at the Point Lookout Wastewater Treatment Plant construction site.

    This will involve approximately 25 concrete trucks entering the site via George Nothling Drive and Cummings Parade over the course of the day. Work is scheduled to take place from 8am and may cause minor traffic delays.

    Concrete trucks, accompanied by a spotter and traffic management, will reverse at a speed of 10km per hour up Cummings Parade before turning into the site. Due to the steep incline, it is necessary for these trucks to reverse to safely access... Continue reading

    On Friday 11 December (weather permitting) there will be a concrete pour at the Point Lookout Wastewater Treatment Plant construction site.

    This will involve approximately 25 concrete trucks entering the site via George Nothling Drive and Cummings Parade over the course of the day. Work is scheduled to take place from 8am and may cause minor traffic delays.

    Concrete trucks, accompanied by a spotter and traffic management, will reverse at a speed of 10km per hour up Cummings Parade before turning into the site. Due to the steep incline, it is necessary for these trucks to reverse to safely access the site and not spill any concrete.

    To speak to a Redland Water officer about any concerns, please call 3829 8999.

    The Point Lookout Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade is a joint initiative of Redland City Council and the Queensland Government and will significantly improve effluent quality while reducing the impact of wastewater on the island’s unique environment.


  • Construction has commenced

    about 1 year ago

    Project contractor Downer Tenix advise that construction has commenced on the new wastewater treatment plant at Tramican Street, Point Lookout. Major upcoming activities include:

    • Bulk earth works
    • Construction of MBR tank (formwork, steel installation and concrete pours)
    • Installation of incoming rising mains on the plant access track
    • Construction of new administration and blower buildings

    Further notifications will be provided of activities that may have a greater impact on the community. These shall be issued closer to the time of each activity.

    Downer Tenix will work to minimise impact to the community during construction. In coming weeks,... Continue reading

    Project contractor Downer Tenix advise that construction has commenced on the new wastewater treatment plant at Tramican Street, Point Lookout. Major upcoming activities include:

    • Bulk earth works
    • Construction of MBR tank (formwork, steel installation and concrete pours)
    • Installation of incoming rising mains on the plant access track
    • Construction of new administration and blower buildings

    Further notifications will be provided of activities that may have a greater impact on the community. These shall be issued closer to the time of each activity.

    Downer Tenix will work to minimise impact to the community during construction. In coming weeks, residents may notice excavators and equipment being trucked to site, semi-trailers delivering construction material, and concrete trucks accessing the site via George Nothling Drive and Cumming Parade.

    Construction is expected to be completed by the end of August 2016, weather permitting, with the new plant fully operational by early 2017.

    The project is a joint initiative of Redland City Council and the Queensland Government and will significantly improve effluent quality while reducing the impact of wastewater on the island’s unique environment.


  • $3.3 million State boost for Point Lookout Wastewater Treatment Plant

    about 1 year ago

    The new $13 million wastewater treatment plant at Point Lookout has received a major boost with the State Government contributing more than $3.3 million towards the crucial piece of community infrastructure.

    Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had been successful in receiving funding through the 2015-16 Local Government Grants and Support Program.

    “Scheduled for commissioning in late 2016, this upgrade is an important community project – coming at a time where the island is transitioning from sand mining,” she said.

    “The new plant replaces ageing infrastructure and will provide many social, economic and environmental benefits to the community.

    “It... Continue reading

    The new $13 million wastewater treatment plant at Point Lookout has received a major boost with the State Government contributing more than $3.3 million towards the crucial piece of community infrastructure.

    Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council had been successful in receiving funding through the 2015-16 Local Government Grants and Support Program.

    “Scheduled for commissioning in late 2016, this upgrade is an important community project – coming at a time where the island is transitioning from sand mining,” she said.

    “The new plant replaces ageing infrastructure and will provide many social, economic and environmental benefits to the community.

    “It will not only provide direct and indirect economic benefits to the community during construction, but allow Council to progress its plans to extend the township’s sewerage network.

    “We know there have been issues with the existing plant’s ability to cope with peak holiday times, so it’s wonderful to see this upgrade underway.

    “We are grateful for the support the project has received to allow this to happen, particularly from the State Government and the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation.”

    The design of the new wastewater treatment plant allows for seasonal changes in wastewater flow and future growth as more properties are able to move from septic systems.

    Using membrane bioreactor technology, the plant will have strict odour controls and capacity to treat 1600 kilolitres of wastewater a day, more than twice the current highest flow of 700 kilolitres a day that the township experiences in its busiest peak holiday season.

    Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said the State Government recognised the important place improved infrastructure held in the island’s future.

    “Our Government has committed to helping the North Stradbroke Island economy transition successfully to the end of sand mining,” she said.

    “This will include a focus on eco-friendly tourism, but we first need to ensure that the island has adequate infrastructure in place to allow this to happen.

    “The Point Lookout Waste Water Treatment Plant upgrade will see a 30-year-old facility replaced with a state-of-the-art plant that will meet the needs of the community for decades to come.”

    The Point Lookout Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade is a joint initiative of the Redland City Council and the State Government. Subscribe for updates about the project as it progresses.

  • Update of construction schedule

    about 1 year ago

    Detailed design of the new wastewater treatment plant continues and principal contractor Downer Tenix expects to establish the site mid-October. Earthworks are scheduled to commence in the first week of November, with civil and structural works to follow in late November and continue until August 2016.

    Residents may notice an increase in heavy vehicles on the island and traffic on Tramican Street from mid-October until the end of the year as the project team mobilises and equipment is transported to site.

    Construction is expected to be completed by the end of August 2016, weather permitting. The new plant will then... Continue reading

    Detailed design of the new wastewater treatment plant continues and principal contractor Downer Tenix expects to establish the site mid-October. Earthworks are scheduled to commence in the first week of November, with civil and structural works to follow in late November and continue until August 2016.

    Residents may notice an increase in heavy vehicles on the island and traffic on Tramican Street from mid-October until the end of the year as the project team mobilises and equipment is transported to site.

    Construction is expected to be completed by the end of August 2016, weather permitting. The new plant will then be commissioned, with peak flow testing over the busy Christmas holiday period. The project is expected to be completed by early 2017 and the existing plant demolished once the new plant is operational.