Study Tour – The Scenic Logan River and Beaudesert Nutrient Offset Project

Queensland Urban Utilities’ (QUU) regenerated, rehabilitated and protected a highly-degraded reach of the
Logan River, preventing 5t of Nutrient offset project - before - fnitrogen and 11,000t of sediment entering the waterway every year. This Nutrient Offset solution was more economically and socially viable than sewage treatment plant upgrade. This Green Project triggered the government’s “Offsets Mechanism” allowing corporations and governments to invest in green projects and improve river health.

The Project was the first in Queensland, with collaboration among QUU, Department of Environment & Heritage Protection (DEHP); SEQC Services and Alluvium Consulting. The 2013 green infrastructure project regenerated and rehabilitated two reaches of riverbank to reduce upstream pollution to ‘offset’ point-source discharges from the Beaudesert Sewerage Treatment Plant, saving over $6million in capital costs.
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The site survived flood as well as drought and gained the acceptance of landholders and the scientific community.

 

Date and time: Thursday 21st September 2017, 8am-3pm

Meeting point: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Glenelg St South Brisbane

Cost: $44 (Register now or amend your existing registration to purchase a ticket!)
all proceeds go towards the International RiverFoundation’s Twinning Program

Morning tea and lunch will be provided

Register now or amend your existing registration to purchase a ticket!

This study tour is organised and sponsored by Queensland Urban Utilities.

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