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Bremer Healthy Country Gully Restoration: Fuller

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Australian Government (Healthy Country Extension Project - Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Australian Government (Healthy Country Extension Project - Caring for our Country program)

Landholder


Focal area local committee

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 June 2011

End date

21 June 2012

Summary

This project addresses the objectives of the wider Upper Bremer Healthy Country Waterways Restoration Project. It will work with the community within a defined focal area (Rosevale region) to deliver on-ground works to improve water quality in local waterways and Moreton Bay.

The Bremer Healthy Country River restoration plan undertaken by Griffith University in partnership with the Healthy Country Project identified this project site as one of highest priority sites based on their initial sediment supply modelling from gully erosion.

It is recommended that rehabilitation of these areas should incorporate fencing and riparian planting as well as works to stabilise areas prone to erosion.

Engineering works carried out in this project will prevent the further extension of a significant gully head that is contributing sediment into the Bremer River. During rainfall events this gully has significant flows that have caused considerable damage and loss of quality pasture land.

It is recommended that a rock shoot be placed at the head of the gully to stop the retreat of the gully head to reduce further erosion.

Overland flow is causing considerable damage to a large area of pasture land. It is recommended that flow be diverted into a dam to slow flow and direct the flow via a stabilised by-wash into the rock shoot.

An extensive network of fencing will be constructed along the length of the gully to control stock access and stabilise gully banks. Stock will need to be excluded from the dam wall area. An off-stream watering point will be installed to provide a managed water supply for stock using a gravel entry point to reduce further damage to the gully system. 

This project will be enhanced by similar works that have been completed downstream and on neighbouring properties aimed at reducing water quality and sediment loss within the catchment.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality and address the interrelated water and land management issues that are contributing to nutrients and sediment entering the Bremer River.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1726

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Bremer Healthy Country Gully Restoration: Fuller, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 February 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/bremer-healthy-country-gully-restoration-fuller-d818/>.

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