Dept of Environment and Heritage Protection investigation into polluted seepage to be undertaken, after B4C sought some action.On the 11th of November, 2014, members of the Bulimba Creek Catchment Committee had a meeting with Dept of Environment and Heritage Protection, regarding the BMI Quarry at Pine Mt Rd and the plans by owners BMI to discharge water into Salvin Creek.
Part of the immediate problem, that has to be initially addressed, is the current seepage of acidic water with high levels of heavy metals into Salvin Creek. After consulting with B4C today, Dept of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) have agreed to investigate the current seepage of contaminated water into Salvin Creek, because of the causal effects of quarry filling by BMI on the seepage.
This investigation is intended to prevent environmental harm to Salvin Creek. We believe Council also has responsibilities, under Section 440Z (g) of the Environmental Protection Act, to assume responsibility for release of contaminated water into Brisbane’s waterways.
B4C will continue to work with all parties, including BMI, to ensure that all steps are taken to protect the environment and community – both short and long-term. There are more issues to address and questions to be answered, we believe.