UPDATE 4.30PM: A spokesperson from Rockhampton Regional Council said officers investigated the smell, but were unable to determine the exact source.
“Fitzroy River Water crews checked infrastructure in the CBD and are confident that the stench was not caused by a failure in council infrastructure,” the spokesperson said.
“In a bid to eliminate causes, contracted bio-waste carriers were also contacted.
“Council will continue to monitor the reports and, if it occurs again, members of the public are urged to contact council so the source can be investigated.”
UPDATE 12.28PM: The cause of the “sewerage” smell which has been wafting through the streets of the Rockhampton CBD has still not been solved.
The unpleasant odour is still being investigated by the Rockhampton Regional Council.
INITIAL: Opening the doors to the Boathouse this morning, shift supervisor Yianni Kondilis was greeted with an unpleasant smell lingering around the Riverbank.
The source of the powerful smell, which seemed to be the strongest near the river bank, is currently unknown.
Workers in the Rocky CBD area described the odour as a “sewerage smell” which reached