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Bremer Healthy Country Riparian Restoration - Corrie

Website/Report

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Project lead

Partnerships

Queensland Government (Healthy Country program)

Landholder

Industries

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Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Queensland Government (Healthy Country program)

Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

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 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 highest priority sites based on their initial modelling of sediment supply from gully erosion.

Works carried out in this project will be in partnership with a local Indigenous team. 

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

This property fronts onto a 1km stretch of the Boyd Creek, a major tributary of the Upper Bremer River Catchment. This area has a major infestation of Chinese elm (Celtis sinensis) that dominates the riparian area. Chinese elm is an introduced species that prevents the regeneration of native species, most importantly essential ground cover species in riparian areas. This has resulted in the exposure of soils on banks to ongoing erosion and bank slumping to poor soil stability. There has been a major tree removal program upstream of this property which has resulted in the complete removal of all vegetation along the bank.

This project proposes to control celtis without risking the remaining integrity of the creek banks.

The control program will involve the cutting, removal and poisoning of all large trees leaving the stumps in place to stabilise banks. The banks will be further stabilised through the planting of more than 3000 ground covers, shrubs and trees along the river bank.

An extensive network of fencing along the length of the riparian area (1km) will manage stock and protect 3ha of riparian area, improving water quality and reducing stock impact.

This project will be enhanced by similar works along a neighbouring property for another 1km.

The project aims to:
  • construct fencing along a 1km length of Boyd Creek
  • replant 3ha of native vegetation along 1.1km of stream bank
  • carry out 2.08 ha of weed control.

Benefits

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

Lesson

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Reference ID

SEQC1687

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Bremer Healthy Country Riparian Restoration - Corrie, 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-corrie-b64f/>.

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