Last chance to have a say on site for new treatment plant
Published: 17 August 2018
The Logan community has just a few more days to have its say about how Council should find 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, confirmed Council had not endorsed any sites for the treatment plant before the consultation period started last month.
"Council has put this out to the community and feedback from residents will be considered before any decisions are made," he said.
"We will make our decision based on a combination of community feedback and technical, environmental, financial and social criteria."
The treatment plant will be required in the next three to four years to meet the needs of the city's rapidly-increasing population.
"Council currently has permanent plants at Loganholme and Beenleigh, and temporary facilities at Jimboomba and Flagstone," Cr Pidgeon said.
"This new treatment plant will service new development at Yarrabilba, Logan Village, Chambers Flat and Park Ridge, while another one is planned at Cedar Grove.
Cr Pidgeon said the new state-of-the-art facility would have a much smaller footprint than traditional plants when built, and would use high quality odour treatment.
"Council is looking at using new technology such as membrane bio-reactors and wetlands to polish the treated water to a very high quality.
"It is essential infrastructure for our community that we need to build."
Council invests around $100 million in water and wastewater infrastructure each year. The new plant will be fully funded by developer contributions.
Residents can have their say online until 5pm on Monday, August 20.