Port Kembla Stormwater Quality Improvement Device

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In recent years Wollongong City Council has received significant community feedback regarding the large amount of rubbish accumulating on Port Kembla Beach following rain events. This is primarily due to a large ocean stormwater outlet adjacent to the Olympic swimming pool at the north end of the beach.

This stormwater system drains the majority of Port Kembla streets and residential areas and includes large amounts of rubbish that is washed down the drain during rain events from this area.

Council is informing the community that, as the relatively large catchment area converges to a single outlet, there is an opportunity to intercept pollutants such as plastic bags and bottles by installing a Gross Pollutant Trap (GPT) type stormwater quality improvement device.

Council officers will be available to provide information at a drop-in information stand at the front of the Port Kembla Olympic Pool from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Wednesday 20 November 2019. Please feel free to come at any time between these hours.

Feedback closes 5pm Monday 9 December 2019


In recent years Wollongong City Council has received significant community feedback regarding the large amount of rubbish accumulating on Port Kembla Beach following rain events. This is primarily due to a large ocean stormwater outlet adjacent to the Olympic swimming pool at the north end of the beach.

This stormwater system drains the majority of Port Kembla streets and residential areas and includes large amounts of rubbish that is washed down the drain during rain events from this area.

Council is informing the community that, as the relatively large catchment area converges to a single outlet, there is an opportunity to intercept pollutants such as plastic bags and bottles by installing a Gross Pollutant Trap (GPT) type stormwater quality improvement device.

Council officers will be available to provide information at a drop-in information stand at the front of the Port Kembla Olympic Pool from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Wednesday 20 November 2019. Please feel free to come at any time between these hours.

Feedback closes 5pm Monday 9 December 2019