22 November 17
It is a delight to watch industry and commerce engage in community good works, particularly where the environment is improved.
Port of Brisbane has been active on several fronts however there are two initiatives that are especially relevant to marine waters.
Working with a diverse range of partners PBPL has contributed $500,000 to fund a pilot project and committed an extra $500,000 to a stormwater treatment project in the Lockyer Valley, Queensland’s first of its kind. Based on science it mitigates a range of contaminants that would otherwise flow downstream into the bay.
It is well known by environmental overseers that sediments smother seagrasses and corals robbing other animals of food they need. In the first year this project prevented 200 truckloads of dirt from flowing downstream. The sediments are only one aspect of the improvements. See the full story here and see videos here.