The Travis Road reservoir complex provides water to a growing population in
Yarrabilba and parts of
Previous planning identified that 12 megalitres (ML) of water storage will be needed to meet population growth.
Economic Development Queensland commissioned us to build two 6ML reservoirs.
The first 6ML reservoir was delivered in 2018/2019 and the second 6ML reservoir is expected to be delivered by around 2031.
The project included construction of a new 34m diameter, seven-metre high concrete reservoir.
The Greater Flagstone area will experience substantial residential, commercial and industrial growth. Appropriate infrastructure needs to be built to accommodate this growth.
Stage one will provide services to approximately 20,000 people and treat up to 3.3ML of wastewater per day.
Construction of this stage is expected to be complete by mid-2020.
The plant will use membrane bioreactor technology and a system of constructed wetlands to treat wastewater to an ultra-high standard.
An on-site solar farm will generate energy for treatment operations. Council plans to revegetate parts of the site including the banks of the Logan River.
About 100 community members worked with the project team to kick start this process by planting up to 2,000 native trees, shrubs and grasses.
The WWTP will be connected to developments in the Greater Flagstone PDA by approximately 19km of trunk wastewater pipelines and four new pumping stations.
Clutter in the form of non-mandatory safety documents, makes safety in the field a bureaucratic process.
This increases safety risks and reduces work-site productivity for our field staff.
We teamed up with Griffith University’s Safety Science Innovation Lab to deliver the first phase of a safety decluttering project.
The project is a joint Council initiative with our alliance partners and Griffith University.
Safety clutter exists in the form of non-mandatory documents, roles and activities that reduce work-site productivity.
The research project was designed for Council’s water infrastructure renewals program. It tests whether ‘decluttering’ safety processes could enhance work site productivity.
The research has implications for the wider infrastructure development industry and government.
Research field work was conducted in 2018/2019.
Researchers observed three construction crews working on the alliance’s wastewater and water network renewals projects. Two of the crews worked in ‘decluttered mode’ on construction sites while one did not.
In decluttered mode, the crews operated under the contractors’ safety management systems rather than the alliance’s.
Studies of the crews and their work sites showed safety documents and procedures had little to do with maintaining worker safety.
Safety management was in-built into each team’s culture and processes.
The Hillcrest reservoir complex provides drinking water to almost 54,000 people in Logan. The challenge is to ensure that the city’s water infrastructure network meets residents demands.
Council invested to improve the Hillcrest reservoir complex to maintain a reliable, safe drinking water supply for residents.
The complex provides drinking water for almost 54,000 people in:
It includes two, 20 million litre ground level storage reservoirs, a major water pump station and the iconic Wineglass reservoir.
The Wineglass is a 35m, tower-style reservoir.
It holds a million litres of water and is known for its ‘champagne bubble’ feature lighting at night.
Bulk water is delivered to the reservoir from two sources:
a Kuraby water main from the north and the Southern Regional Water Pipeline from the west (both operated by Seqwater).
The water pump station on the site can deliver up to 500 litres of water per second to the Wineglass.
It will fill every 45 minutes under normal operations.
The pump station was recently upgraded.
It has four new 110kw pumps and variable speed drives, new switchboards and other infrastructure.
As we continue to build and update our water infrastructure, we need to think of ways to achieve environmental sustainability.
We harnessed the power of sun and salt in an Australian first solution for treating drinking water quality in a remote location.
The multi-million dollar project at Round Mountain Reservoir in the City of Logan’s south west combines solar power, commercial battery storage and electro-chlorination technologies to maintain water quality for residents, 24 hours a day.
The solution is transferrable to other Councils and utilities operating in remote locations.
Logan’s environmentally sustainable project, which provides water to our growing southern suburbs has received widespread industry acclaim.
The project was also highly commended at the 2019 Australian Water Awards.
With nearly $30 million a year spent on rehabilitating roads, Council needs to reduce costs, extend pavement life, enhance worker safety and improve environmental performance.
We trialled two technologies this year which have the potential to solve some of these challenges. One is a Queensland first and the other, an Australian first.
As our road network infrastructure increases, so too does the cost for its maintenance.
Council is testing different types of asphalt to see if we can reduce costs, extend pavement life, enhance worker safety and improve environmental performance.
Our Council identified and trialled two technologies this year.
They have the potential to solve some of the city’s road surfacing challenges:
Fibre reinforced asphalt uses Forta-Fi Fibre; a heat-resistant blend of aramid and polyolefin fibres which are mixed into asphalt (at the asphalt plant) . The fibres cannot be seen in the finished product.
EME2 is a high modulus asphalt technology used to build hard wearing roads with a reduced base course thickness.
Expected benefits of using the innovative asphalt products are:
Fibre reinforced asphalt:
EME2 warm mix asphalt:
The iconic ‘Red Bridge’ over the Logan River between Beenleigh and Loganholme is now a much-loved pedestrian and cycle link in the Logan River Parklands, which needed some restoration to its structure.
In a first for Council, Building Information Modelling (BIM) was used to determine the most cost-effective repainting and maintenance program for the bridge.
The iconic Red Bridge over the Logan River between Beenleigh and Loganholme was built in 1931 to carry road traffic.
It is now a much-loved pedestrian and cycle link in the Logan River Parklands but in recent years, it has been deteriorating.
In a first for Council, building information modelling (BIM) was used to document the bridge’s design, condition and rehabilitation options in a three dimensional, digital environment.
BIM helped the project team to determine the most cost-effective rehabilitation and maintenance program for the bridge.
It determined how to manage constraints such as constructing scaffolding over water, working near power lines and a busy motorway.
In simple terms, BIM enabled the team to deliver the project in the “virtual world” before appointing a contractor to improve the bridge in real time.
The Red Bridge is the City of Logan’s most recognisable transport asset—a landmark, tourism icon and artists’ muse.
The repainting of the bridge will ensure that it remains striking for decades to come.
In keeping with Council’s commitment to minimising everyday environmental impacts the Annual Report for 2018/2019 was printed on paper manufactured from recycled coffee cups. The paper is printed on Ball & Doggett Extract. 90 per cent of waste from each cup is turned into Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper fibre. The remaining 10 per cent, which is plastic, is used elsewhere. About 2.7 million disposable coffee cups are consumed every day in Australia, with fewer than one in 400 being recycled. Through the use of this paper we aim to inspire better awareness of waste and its impact on the environment.