Smelly Thorneside water treatment plant gets a state government upgrade

AH THE SERENITY: MP Don Brown samples the sweet air at Thorneside Railway Station. The nearby water treatment plant has been upgraded.

AH THE SERENITY: MP Don Brown samples the sweet air at Thorneside Railway Station. The nearby water treatment plant has been upgraded.

THE smelly Thorneside Wastewater Treatment Plant has received a $2.75 million upgrade.

Capalaba MP Don Brown said the grant was part of the state government’s $70 million local government infrastructure and jobs boost.

“Growing up in Thorneside and catching the train each day to school, I know first-hand the need for this upgrade to reduce the smell carried from the treatment plant to the surrounding neighbourhood,” Mr Brown said.

“Combined with the new train station car park, it will improve the commuter experience at Thorneside station.”

He said $3 million in funding was awarded to the Redland City Council to deliver two projects, boosting liveability, disaster resilience and water security.

“The upgrades will factor in environmental compliance, protection of Moreton Bay and reduce odour issues – a great concern to locals,” Mr Brown said.

A further $109,800 has been directed towards the building of a new nursery at Indigiscapes at Capalaba.

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