If you are already a registered delegate and want to book a site tour, please call the events team on 02 9467 8434.
Optional site tours have been selected to complement the Ozwater'18 sessions. These special tours are available to Ozwater full and day delegates only.
To book your place on a tour, simply select the option when registering online for Ozwater.
Please note the timings shown below are approximate. If booking flights at the conclusion of the technical tour, allow extra time in case of unexpected delays.
Tour One: Innovation Precinct and Wynnum WWTP
Tour One courtesy of Queensland Urban Utilities
Time: 8.45am – 2.00pm
Capacity: 54 delegates
Duration: 5.25 hours
Queensland Urban Utilities’ customers and communities expect essential services will continue into the future and be sustainable, affordable, reliable, and resilient for the generation of tomorrow. The Innovation Precinct, located at our Luggage Point Sewage Treatment Plant, is an Australian first. There is no other dedicated wastewater facility that provides access to such large volumes and varieties of process waters that support both global and Australian-first exploration to help us move toward our future.
To accelerate the development of next-generation sustainable solutions, the Innovation Precinct extends the reach of our Innovation Program by engaging university and industry partnering, providing career pathways, and enabling community engagement.
The facility houses cutting edge technologies for carbon and nitrogen removal from wastewater. These new technologies can reduce the cost of aeration, chemical dosing, and sludge handling, whilst increasing the recovery of more energy for wastewater treatment.
Urban Utilities Operate 27 Sewage Treatment Plants across South East Queensland. The Wynnum facility treats water from the bayside area of Brisbane.
The Wynnum Plant consists of a sewage treatment plant (biological nutrient removal) and Micro Filtration Resource Osmosis Plant (MFRO). The plant typically processes 8-9ML/d of wastewater and produces 4ML/d of RO water. The sewage treatment plant incorporates inlet works, a bioreactor, 2 x 42m diameter clarifiers, a UV disinfection system and two filter presses for sludge dewatering. The MFRO plant was built in 2007 to allow water re-use at the Wynnum Plant and supplies recycled reverse osmosis of high purity water to the Caltex Oil Refinery located nearby.
Please wear long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed shoes (preferably safety boots). Urban Utilities will supply hard hats and high vis vests for use during the day.
Delegates to meet at 8.45am at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCECC), coach will depart at 9.00am. Delegates will be split into two groups to tour both the Innovation Centre/Laboratory and Education Centre and the Wynnum WWTP (approx. 20 minutes from the Innovation Centre). The coach will then drop delegates back to BCEC arriving at approximately 2.00pm. Lunch will be provided by Queensland Urban Utilities.
AWA Member: $30.00
Non Member: $45.00
Tour Two: Robotics and Autonomous Systems - CSIRO Data61
Time: 8.45am – 11.45am
Capacity: 40 delegates
Duration: 3 hours
The Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group at CSIRO is one of the leading robotics research groups in the world. It develops foundational and applied research for a broad range of domains including; agriculture, advanced manufacturing, mining, biodiversity and biosecurity, environmental research and monitoring, cultural heritage and online learning. These systems provide scientific, social and economic benefits through cutting-edge science, deeper understanding of natural and built environments, increased productivity and human safety, and augmentation of human capabilities.
The Group has approximately 40 researchers and engineers, as well as a significant number of interns, postgraduate students and visiting scientists. It has extensive laboratory facilities and research equipment. The Robotics Group collaborates closely with other research groups in CSIRO, including Sensor Networks, Wireless Systems, Materials Science, and many other.
Click here for more information on the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group
Delegates to meet at 8.45am at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCECC), coach will depart at 9.00am. Delegates to tour the CSIRO Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group’s Labs. The coach will then drop delegates back to BCEC arriving at approximately 11.45am.
AWA Member: $30.00
Non Member: $45.00