Bremer Healthy Country Riparian restoration – M. and S. Christensen
Queensland Government (Healthy Country Project)
Case study type
Healthy Country Project (Queensland Government)
Bremer Focal Area Local Committee
1 July 2010
31 December 2010
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 sediment supply modelling (gully erosion source).
It was recommended that rehabilitation of these areas should incorporate fencing and riparian planting as well as works to stabilise areas prone to erosion.
Engineering works carried out in this project will improve land management for water quality by preventing further extension of a series of head cuts perpendicular to the stream that are contributing sediment into the Bremer River. Overland flows have caused considerable damage and loss of quality pasture land. The project aims to divert overland flows to a stable by-wash area to reduce further erosion and trap sediment, preventing it from entering the Bremer River. Works will also include battering existing erosion sites and treating with pasture species.
Works will also be carried out at a second site upstream that has degraded after recent flood events. This will include constructing a rock wall to slow stream flow and protect the sides and toe of the stream 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.
Weed control will be carried out to enhance existing native vegetation and assist re-vegetation.
This project will be enhanced by similar works across the community, aimed at reducing water quality and sediment loss within the catchment.
This project will:
Last updated: 16 May 2015
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Bremer Healthy Country Riparian restoration – M. and S. Christensen, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 17 May 2018, .