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Bremer Healthy Country Riparian Restoration - Buckham

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Queensland Government (Healthy Country Project)

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

Healthy Waterways Partnership

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Queensland Government (Healthy Country Project)

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

Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 September 2009

End date

31 January 2010

Summary

This project addresses the objectives of the wider Upper Bremer Healthy Country Waterways Restoration Project by working with the community within a defined focal are (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 two initial high priority sites based on sediment supply modelling from gully erosion.

It is recommended that rehabilitation of these areas should incorporate fencing and riparian planting.

Site A: Charlie’s gully
Erosion mitigation works carried out at this site will prevent further erosion of a significant gully that is contributing sediment directly into the Bremer River. During rainfall events this gully has significant flows that have caused considerable damage and loss of quality pasture land. Works will contribute to improved water quality through better soil cover and stability and reduced water velocity. This will be achieved by fencing parts of the gully where erosion is active to reduce the impact of stock. Approximately 2ha will be fenced, incorporating 500m of gully systems.

Site 2: Mt Moorang gully
Works include fencing the entire gully system to reduce the impact of stock, along with re-vegetation of the channel and its bank to stabilise soils and slow the flow of water. Approximately 250m of a highly erodible gully system will be fenced.

Site 3: Bremer River
Approximately 800m of riparian area will be fenced to a width ranging from 20m to 120m from the high bank mark.

This project will be enhanced by similar works across the community, aimed at improving water quality and reducing sediment loss within the catchment. The neighbouring landholder is also undertaking works to fence the riparian area across the river.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality in the Bremer River through reducing erosion and sediment movement into catchment waterways.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1514

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Bremer Healthy Country Riparian Restoration - Buckham, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 August 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/bremer-healthy-country-riparian-restoration-buckham-f5bf/>.

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