by Nilsson Jones
Deputy Mayor Jon Raven and Cr Jacob Heremaia visited the landfill gas collection system at Browns Plains this week.
Their visit highlighted the progress of Logan City Council’s $550,000 investment to improve the facility.
Residents have known all too well of the strong smell that comes from the Browns Plains landfill, with many forced to close-up their homes to stop the off-putting stench which is infecting their neighbourhood.
The smell from the landfill site is owing to the escape of methane and other gases from pipes which are designed to divert the gas to an on-site power generation plant.
Gas is collected from the landfill cells and then converted to energy, which is enough to supply electricity to more than 2,000 homes.
This investment of $550,000 will be used to upgrade the existing infrastructure, with the new gas collection system more effectively capturing and converting the gas.
“I’m so proud to see this massive win for our community. Our city is stepping in to help stop the stink” Councillor Jacob Heremaia said.
Electricity will be generated as a result of the upgrade, and more importantly, a significant reduction in the escape of gas and the smell that comes with it.
The funding has been secured and the project will be continuously improved upon over the next four years.