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Bremer Healthy Country riparian restoration - Neale

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Queensland Government (Healthy Country program)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Queensland Government (Healthy Country program)

Bremer Focal Area Local Committee

Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 November 2010

End date

31 March 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) it aims to deliver on-ground works to improve water quality in local waterways and Moreton Bay.

This site has been identified within a high priority area in the Healthy Country Rehabilitation priorities for the Upper Bremer River document. There are a series of works planned for this property and neighbouring properties to be carried out in three phases.

It is recommended that rehabilitation of these areas should incorporate fencing of the Bremer River to maintain ground cover and stabilise soils and reduce sedimentation.

Works carried out in this project will involve the fencing of 1.5km of riparian vegetation along the Bremer River. The riparian area will be extended to 15m wide at most points. Controlled stock access will reduce the instances of bank erosion and improve ground cover within the riparian area. This will result in improved water quality and reduced sediment loss. Fencing will join previous riparian fenced areas.

Other works to be carried out include re-vegetation with local native species along 1.5km of riparian zone as well as 6ha weed control to enhance existing native vegetation and assist re-vegetation.

This project will be enhanced by riparian fencing and earthworks both downstream and upstream on Bremer River on neighbouring properties

This project will be enhanced by similar works across the community, aimed at reducing poor water quality and sediment loss within the catchment. The neighbouring landholder has completed works to fence and re-vegetate the riparian area across the river.

Benefits

This project will:
  • 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

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1674

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Bremer Healthy Country riparian restoration - Neale, 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-neale-fc94/>.

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