Posted September 08, 2018 01:27:48 It’s a beautiful day for a river.
As the tide rises and the rain falls, the flow is steady.
But it’s also a busy time for the river, which is now called the Brisbane River.
“There’s lots of things happening in Brisbane, like the construction of the Great Barrier Reef, and there’s a lot of work going on at the site of this old road,” says Mark Bowery, from the Queensland Department of Environment.
“The Brisbane River is in great condition and there are still lots of fish and other animals there.”
The old road is a big source of pollution in the area.
The road runs along the banks of the Brisbane and Grafton Rivers, and it’s a major artery that carries about 300 million litres of sediment into the sea every year.
This is an example of how polluted the river can be.
“We have a very, very polluted river here, especially in the past few years, and we have a huge amount of sediment being pumped out of the river,” says Mr Bowerys.
“It’s just not a good river to go swimming in, especially at this time of year.”
A year ago, the Queensland Government decided to shut down the road.
But the closure came after a long period of poor water quality.
The Government’s plan to remove the road from the river was a huge win for local communities.
But this is not the first time the river has been shut down.
In 2017, the State Government cut the river to a trickle.
The Queensland Department says the river’s pollution has dropped by up to 75 per cent since the closure.
“These are not isolated incidents, it’s just over time,” Mr Bowers says.
“A lot of people, the people who live in the river area, are seeing a decline in the quality of the water, and I think it’s because of the changes we’re putting in.”
Mr Bowsy says while the old road may have stopped the flow of sediment, the river still needs to be cleaned up.
“You have to have a plan for that river, and you need to get it cleaned up and cleaned up right now,” he says.