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Banana farming for healthier wetlands

Website/Report

Project lead

Partnerships

Terrain

Growcom

Queensland Wetlands Program

Industries

Banana farming

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

Queensland Wetlands Program (QWP) management case study

Funding source

The Gaia family contributed $100,000 in-kind in the form of planning, labour, machinery and equipment

Terrain NRM

Queensland Wetlands Program

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

(not documented)

End date

(not documented)

Summary

A wetland was constructed to treat run-off. The wetland complements other farm best management practices to improve water quality entering local creeks. The banks of Liverpool Creek were also re-vegetated.

Benefits

As well as contributing to water purification the constructed wetland is a haven for the Burdekin duck and other wildlife.

Lesson

Unproductive flood prone land can be made into constructed wetlands that can treat run-off.

Reference ID

Banana farming for healthier wetlands

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Banana farming for healthier wetlands, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 30 October 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/banana-farming-for-healthier-wetlands-def9/>.

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