Project Update: New wastewater treatment plant opened
The new Point Lookout wastewater treatment plant has been officially opened ahead of the busy summer holiday period.
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.
Consultation has concluded