Offset project off to flying start

Offset project off to flying start

A green initiative in Redland Bay is set to breathe new life into the Logan River, with Lendlease engaging Hall to plant a 9.8-hectare mangrove and saltmarsh habitat.

The wetlands will form part of the Southern Redland Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant and are expected to provide water quality benefits as well as habitat for birds and marine life.

Hall has recently broken ground on the project, with the team tasked with undertaking bulk earthworks and roadworks, constructing a low flow drain, planting 35,000 new mangroves, and translocating 14,400m2 of salt marsh.

The mangroves will be used to line the low flow drain and will act as a natural filtration system, offsetting nutrients in the recycled water that is discharged from the wastewater treatment plant.

The Southern Redland Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant is expected to service approximately 13,500 residents as well as schools, businesses, and sporting facilities on completion.

Hall is currently working on establishing the pad upon which the plant will be built and constructing access tracks in and around the low flow drain, with earthworks having commenced this month.

Roadworks are forecast to begin in early September and include widening Beenleigh Redland Bay Road to accommodate a dedicated turning lane for accessing the wastewater treatment plant. 

The Shoreline Mangrove Offset Project is scheduled for completion in June 2024.