Rocky Point Power, Effluent Treatment Wetlands

Concept and Feasibility Design | Wetland Design


To treat cooling tower effluent from a co-generation power plant prior to reuse for irrigation and discharge to the Logan Estuary and Marine Park.


  • To reduce the concentration of nitrogen and phosphorus within cooling tower waters
  • To reduce the concentration of heavy metals within cooling tower waters
  • Prevent algal blooms within effluent storage ponds
  • Provide high quality irrigation water for the growing of sugar cane
  • Add to the biodiversity values of the area

Partners Stakeholders

  • Queensland Laboratory Pty Ltd
  • Rocky Point Green Power


  • Project completed on time and within budget
  • Substantial modelled reduction in pollutants

Project Facts

Project Value: $40,000

Challenges: Working in a high profile environment subject to intense stormwater runoff.