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Bremer Healthy Country Riparian Restoration - Lamont

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

1 August 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.

This property is in the upper catchment of the Bremer River. A large gully concentrates overland flow across grazing lands from a significant catchment area directly into the Bremer River at two sites on this property. The high velocity waters have resulted in a number of unstable eroding bends. The gully has limited vegetation cover and is primarily grassed. The aim of the works is to slow the velocity of water to reduce continued damage and soil loss. The flow will be slowed through the planting of sedges and shrubs, along with a variety of deep-rooted trees to stabilise banks.

Works carried out in this project will involve the re-vegetation of approximately 3000 plants. The site is currently fenced to manage stock access. There is a scattered infestation of Chinese celtis (exotic weed) and wild tobacco and these weeds will be controlled prior to works commencing and will be maintained by the landholder. The project works will improve water quality through better soil cover and more stable banks. The gully vegetation width will range from 10m to 25m areas prone to erosion and enhance previous re-vegetation efforts along the Bremer River. 

This project will be enhanced by similar works across the community aimed at impacts to water quality and sediment loss within the catchment.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality in the Bremer River by addressing the interrelated water and land management issues that are contributing to nutrients and sediment entering waterways
- plant 3000 plants, mainly sedges and shrubs, with a variety of deep rooted trees to stabilise banks
  • establish weed control (Chinese celtis and wild tobacco).

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1640

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Bremer Healthy Country Riparian Restoration - Lamont, 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-lamont-4dae/>.

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