Residents near Swanbank encouraged to give more feedback about odour

State government survey closes Sunday 26 May 2019

The Queensland Government has released a survey to encourage Ipswich residents living near the Swanbank Industrial Area to provide further feedback about odour in the area.

Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard said the government was collecting a second round of feedback, following a survey that occurred last year, to gauge the community’s concerns.

“I encourage residents to participate in the survey and share their thoughts and experiences with odour in Ipswich, including the type of smells and details about when and where they are occurring,” Ms Howard said.

“This feedback will help the government to better understand any ongoing nuisance odour issues in the community, and help determine the next course of action.”

Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch said this is the second survey carried out by the Department of Environment and Science in the Ipswich area, following the initial survey in April 2018.

“The Palaszczuk Government takes this matter seriously and is committed to listening to the community,” Ms Enoch said.

“We have had new processes in place for the past 12 months to ensure an appropriate response is happening on the ground.

“Over the next month, affected residents and the industry will be engaged in the survey, and these results will help to inform the future of environmental management for the area.”

The Department of Environment and Science has engaged a third party to carry out the survey and residents are encouraged to participate.

The company will contact residents directly over the phone, via email and residents are encouraged to visit this website.

The Ipswich Community Survey will close on Sunday 26 May.

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