In an attempt to clean up Brisbane’s waterways, the Brisbane City Council has introduced a water filtration system called ‘Daylighting’.Under the system, urban space is redeveloped and restored to its natural origins by means of ripping up streets, footpaths and stormwater drains. Daylighting uses natural barriers such as rocks and vegetation to block pollutants from entering the water system.
Brisbane lord mayor Graham Quirk said daylighting systems have been installed at Greenslopes, Holland Park and Ferny Grove as part it’s $2 million dollar creek filtration program. Quirk expects the initiative to decrease pollution by up to 80 per cent.
“These systems act much like a kidney for the waterways and having them within local parks and green spaces are all part of our plan to be proactive in maintaining clean waterways,” he said.