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A Fish Friendly Fitzroy: Bypassing the Barrage

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Project lead

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Industries

Conservation

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

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Funding source

Reef Programme's, System Repairs and Urban Grants, Australian Government

Funding amount

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In-kind contribution

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Start date

1 July 2014

End date

1 June 2016

Summary

The main aim of this project is to reduce the impacts of the Fitzroy Barrage (Fitzroy River, Rockhampton) to fish passage. Complementary works will be undertaken to restore ecosystem function of the Fitzroy floodplain wetlands through improved land management practices including weed control, pest control and biodiverse plantings. The proposed works will allow potentially millions of fish access to an additional 150km of prime habitat 1 in every 5 years compared to the current 1 in 20 years. Riparian and wetland connectivity will be substantially improved and remnant native vegetation repaired. These works will help to build resilience in the system with flow on benefits to reef water quality and fish recruitment into the future.

Benefits

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Lesson

Capricornia Catchments

Rockhampton Regional Council

Private Landholders

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Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

A Fish Friendly Fitzroy: Bypassing the Barrage, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 February 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/a-fish-friendly-fitzroy-bypassing-the-barrage-4ee5/>.

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