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Bremer Healthy Country Riparian restoration - Hayes

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Queensland Government (Healthy Country Project)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Healthy Country Project (Queensland Government)

Landholder

Bremer Focal Area Local Committee

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

10 July 2010

End date

31 January 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 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.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality of the Bremer River by addressing the interrelated water and land management issues contributing to nutrients and sediment loss to waterways.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1632

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Bremer Healthy Country Riparian restoration - Hayes, 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-riparian-restoration-hayes-b510/>.

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