Noosa says goodbye to septic sludge site
  • Friday 24 April 2009

Sunshine Coast Council is further expanding the Girraween conservation precinct by 7700sqm by undertaking remediation and revegetation of the Noosa Council’s old night soil depot.

Council will start excavating the site, once used to dispose of night soil, grease trap waste and septic tank sludges, from 27 April 09.

Cr Russell Green said that the contaminated soil would then go to the Eumundi Road Landfill for disposal.

“The site hasn’t been used since 1987. If we’re serious about putting council’s sustainable vision into action, we need to restore our bushland whenever we can,” Cr Green said

“The site had been previously proposed as the location for a bus depot, but a further planning report has ruled the site out of consideration.

“Once the site has been excavated, clean soil can be brought in to fill the area. We can then start restoring the site to its natural state, by planting native trees and plants.

The sanitary depot site is located on the corner of Noosa Springs Drive and Cooyar Street.

Weather permitting council will complete this project by the end of May 09.