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Community input invited for treatment plant site options

Published: 9 July 2018

Community input invited for treatment plant site options

The Logan community is being invited to have its say about finding a location for a new wastewater treatment plant in the city's south.

Logan City Council City Roads and Water Committee Chairman, Councillor Phil Pidgeon, said the wastewater (sewage) treatment plant was needed in the next three to four years to meet the needs of the city's rapidly-increasing population.

"The development corridor from Park Ridge to Yarrabilba is growing, and Council needs to ensure essential infrastructure is in place," he said.

"Council previously endorsed a plan to build two new treatment plants in the southern suburbs of Logan – one is already planned at Cedar Grove, and now we are looking for a site for the second plant to service new development at Yarrabilba, Logan Village, Chambers Flat and most of Park Ridge.

"At this stage there are no Council-owned sites that meet all of the criteria for what Council will need, and we are hoping the community can give us feedback on how to go about identifying an appropriate location.

"I want to make it clear that Council does not have any clear options on the table."

Cr Pidgeon said Council wanted to find a site that had minimal community impacts while also being technically viable.

"Council knows that living near a treatment plant is not usually high on anyone's wish list, but we want to find the best site possible with the help of insights and suggestions from residents," he said.

"Council will need about 10 hectares of land to build the state-of-the-art facility, and there will be an approximate 550 metre buffer zone on top of that to minimise residential impacts."

Residents can have their say from 9am on Monday, July 9, until 5pm on Monday, August 20.

"It's really important to stress that Council doesn't have a list of sites that people can vote for or comment on," Cr Pidgeon said.

"We want to listen to community members and get their feedback.

"You can provide your thoughts online or attend one of our information stalls for more information."

Online consultation opens at https://haveyoursaylogan.engagementhq.com/ from Monday, July 9.

Information stalls will be held at:

DateLocationTime
Saturday, July 21Logan Village Shopping Centre, Waterford-Tamborine Rd, Logan Village9am to 11am
Saturday, August 4Cnr Stockleigh Rd and Pepperina Dr, Stockleigh9am to 11am
Saturday, August 11Chambers Flat Strawberry Farm, 912 Chambers Flat Rd, Chambers Flat

9am to 11am

Quick facts

  • The first stage of the treatment plant will service approximately 20,000 people.
  • Ultimately, the treatment plant will cater for up to 121,000 people.
  • The first stage is projected to cost around $40 million and could be operational by late 2021, depending on funding and approvals.
  • The facility will be jointly funded by Council and the Queensland Government via Economic Development Queensland. Council will be the project manager.