Melbourne is once again inflicted with the potential outbreak of the deadly Legionella bacteria which has previously claimed lives and resulted in the closure of Melbourne’s Aquarium.
Now it is the City Council’s newest and latest pride and joy the Council House2 that is infected with the deadly bacteria.
Legionella found in Melbourne building
Source: The Age
The potentially deadly bacterium legionella has been found during an inspection of the cooling system of Melbourne City Council’s new green Council House 2 building.
Low levels of the potentially deadly bacterium have been found in the cooling system less than six months after the $51 million building opened.
The council said that the legionella was a low risk strain that did not pose a risk to staff or the public.
The discovery did not reflect badly on the building’s cutting edge reputation, Lord Mayor John So told Fairfax.
Staff were told of the test result last week.
The Human Services department has since inspected the building in Little Collins Street and declared no risk to staff working there.
Five-hundred-and-forty council staff work in the 10-storey building.