Bremer Healthy Country Riparian restoration - Hayes
Queensland Government (Healthy Country Project)
Case study type
Healthy Country Project (Queensland Government)
Bremer Focal Area Local Committee
10 July 2010
31 January 2011
This project addresses the objectives of the wider Upper Bremer Healthy Country Waterways Restoration Project, working 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 sediment supply modelling from gully erosion.
It is recommended that rehabilitation of these areas should incorporate fencing of gullies and works to stabilise areas prone to erosion.
Engineering works carried out in this project will prevent erosion of exposed cracking clay soils at the head of a gully that runs directly into the Bremer River. Overland flows and stock access have contributed to highly erodible soils being exposed. The project aims to improve practices for water quality outcomes by treating 2000m² of these highly erodible soils with an organic product called eco-blanket, with perennial exotic pasture seed impregnated into organic matter. This will provide immediate cover and aid in the growth of pastures. Battering of the eroded areas will also occur to stabilise soils.
The landholder will implement improved management practices for soil health outcomes by fencing the main erosion site and an adjoining 31ha gully system to control stock access to stabilise gullies and improve riparian vegetation.
Weed control activities will be undertaken prior to and after earthworks site to prevent the spread of mother-of-millions.
This project will be enhanced by similar works downstream, aimed at improving water quality and reducing sediment loss within the catchment.
This project will:
Last updated: 26 November 2014
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Bremer Healthy Country Riparian restoration - Hayes, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 13 April 2017, .