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Bremer Healthy Country Riparian Restoration - Buckham - phase 2

Website/Report

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Project lead

Partnerships

Queensland Government (Healthy Country program)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Queensland Government (Healthy Country program)

Bremer Focal Area Local Committee

Landholder

Funding amount

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In-kind contribution

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Start date

1 April 2011

End date

17 June 2011

Summary

This project addresses the objectives of the wider Upper Bremer Healthy Country Waterways Restoration Project. Working with the community within a defined focal point (Rosevale region) the aim is 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 modelling sediment supply from gully erosion. It is recommended that rehabilitation of these areas should incorporate fencing and riparian planting.

This property has a gully that concentrates run-off across grazing lands from a significant catchment area into the Bremer River. The high velocity waters have resulted in a series of active gully head-cuts and bank erosion. The site has limited vegetation cover and is primarily grassed. The aim of the works is to slow the velocity of water to reduce active erosion and soil loss.

Works carried out previously at this site include fencing the gully from stock access.  Re-vegetation of the gully will stabilise banks and the channel, thus slowing down water. Works will improve water quality through better soil cover and more stable banks. The gully vegetation width will range from 6 to 10m on either side of the gully.

This project will be enhanced by similar works across the community, aimed at reducing water quality and 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 and address the interrelated water and land management issues that are contributing to nutrients and sediment entering the Moreton Bay  
  • enhance re-vegetation with native species of 4.5ha along 1km of riparian zone.

Lesson

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Reference ID

SEQC1685

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Bremer Healthy Country Riparian Restoration - Buckham - phase 2, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 13 April 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/bremer-healthy-country-riparian-restoration-buckham-phase-2-0bae/>.

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