The smell from a sewer pump station near a Breakwater site compelled construction workers off site for fear of possible illness.
Media reports compared the smell to that of rotten eggs with some reports citing complaints of illness.
The water services company managing the construction site said the smell associated with sewerage infrastructure was common there.
A spokesperson for the company said they had been managing the odour for a while from the pump station which mostly handles domestic sewerage. Read more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/01/sewage-smell-caused-workers-off-job-breakwater/#.Wokxn-clE1k