Update on Shoreline development for 2020

Update on Shoreline development for 2020 – proposed solution for the wastewater, there will be formal consultation by the State .

Like myself, I know there are many in the community who are interested in the Shoreline development so I am posting this update received.

The Minister has agreed that the State will assess the new wastewater treatment system for the Shoreline area rather than council .

The proposed MID is needed under this framework to facilitate the efficient and timely supply of infrastructure to service land within the Urban Footprint in Southern Redland Bay

The information is available on their web site.

Wording from the document to clarify :-

 The proposal is to construct a new wetland system as an alternative to a conventional wastewater treatment system (with ocean or river discharge), which is intended to offset nutrients loads from the proposed WWTP and the Logan River by way of nitrogen retention/de-nitrification and phosphorous capture and storage;

The project is to be delivered as a collaborative partnership between Lendlease, Redland City Council (RCC) and Redland Water (RW) with whom extensive pre-consultation has occurred; and represents a best practice recycle water management system to treat wastewater from the Southern Redland Bay catchment, which includes the Lendlease development of Shoreline, currently under construction. The Shoreline development will be home to approximately 10,000 Equivalent Persons (EP) (up to 3,500 dwellings) and is intended to include a town centre, school, regionally significant foreshore parklands, regional sport facilities, district centre as well as new and restored ecological corridors. An additional 3,500 new residents are anticipated to be accommodated within the balance of the Southern Redland Bay catchment that is within the Urban Footprint. Upon completion, the new sub-regional WWTP infrastructure is anticipated to service a total population of approximately 13,500 EP or up to 5,000 dwellings, gradually reaching capacity over a period of twenty (20) years. In 2019, RCC resolved to support a sub-regional solution to provide wastewater treatment for the Southern Redland Bay catchment, for land within the Urban Footprint. Whilst Lendlease is the infrastructure entity for the MID, it is agreed that following construction and an initial maintenance period, RW and RCC will take over the maintenance and management of the infrastructure.

This project adopts a sustainable and innovative methodology to wastewater management, setting a new benchmark for the delivery of community infrastructure for wastewater management. The proposal involves the construction of an advanced Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) WWTP to treat recycled water to an extremely high standard; as well as a secondary natural filtration system (wetlands), being the creation of a 9.854ha mangrove forest and salt-marsh habitat. The wetland system is intended to ‘polish’ the recycled water from the WWTP and offset the nutrient load through nitrogen retention/de-nitrification (with the added benefit of offsetting carbon as a carbon sink). Additional environmental benefits include further nutrient offset through sediment accretion, mitigating effects of sea level rise, mitigating the effects of flooding, erosion protection and significant additional estuarine habitat creation.

Here is a summary of what has happened in relation to the Shoreline development over the last year emailed from Council officers:

  • DA 1 (RAL19/0061) was approved via a negotiated decision notice on 5 June 2020 – for 1 into 130 residential lots and park.
  • Bulk concurrence agency referral for design and siting of dwelling houses (CAR19/0462) – approved 11 March 2020.
  • Operational works for 1 into 26 lots (OPW20/0003) – approved 4 April 2020.
  • Operational works for bulk earthworks (OPW19/0134) – Stages 1 – 4 – approved 29 May 2020.
  • Operational works for 1 into 37 lots (OPW20/0005) – approved 22 July 2020.
  • Operational works for 1 into 20 lots (OPW20/0008) – approved 25 August 2020.
  • Operational works for clearing vegetation associated with 1 into 130 lots (OPW20/0009) – approved 10 September 2020.
  • Operational works for 1 into 37 lots (OPW20/0011) – approved 6 October 2020.
  • Operational works for sewer, water and recycled water (OPW20/0055) – approved 11 December 2020.
  • DA2 (RAL20/0034) was lodged on 26 June 2020 for 1 into 248 lots, 2 open space lots with a bulk concurrence agency referral. An information request was issued on 23 September 2020. The applicant responded to the Information request on the 18 December 2020 and the information submitted is currently being assessed by officers.
  • Operational works for pump station infrastructure SPS167 (OPW20/0016) – was lodged on 21 February 2020. The application is currently in decision.
  • Bulk earthworks have commenced on-site andso has the clearing of vegetation within the road reserve.
  • Construction photos are attached.
  • The Minister has formally endorsed the ministerial designation and the application is now available to view.
  • Formal consultation has not yet commenced.

I’ll keep you updated as matters progress.