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Conservation trainees visit Cedar Grove treatment plant site

Published: 21 December 2018

Conservation trainees visit Cedar Grove treatment plant site
Trees at the Cedar Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant site.

The site of the Cedar Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant – currently under construction – is providing a training ground for locals who are studying conservation and land management.

Logan City Council City Roads and Water Committee Chairman, Councillor Phil Pidgeon, said the trainees were completing an 18-week program under the Queensland Government's Skilling Queenslanders for Work program at Jimboomba and in the Scenic Rim.

"Our Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance was pleased to host an information session and interactive tour of the Cedar Grove site to help with the trainees' studies," he said.

"They'll gain a Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management, and visiting the treatment plant site has given the trainees a first-hand insight into what is happening in their local area.

"The wetlands that are being included at the site were of particular interest to the trainees, who are also co-ordinating with our project team to complete some weed spraying work and will help with nurturing recently-planted trees around the site."

Stage one of the state-of-the-art Cedar Grove facility is due for completion in mid-2020. Once completed it will support population growth in the Greater Flagstone Priority Development Area.