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Bremer Healthy Country Riparian Restoration - Parr

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

Healthy Country Focal Area Local Committee

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 November 2009

End date

30 July 2010

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 will deliver on-ground works to improve water quality in local waterways and Moreton Bay.

It is recommended that rehabilitation of these areas should incorporate fencing of riparian vegetation to maintain ground cover and stabilise banks. The existing riparian vegetation is in good quality and offers a seed bank with a variety of species.

1.5km of riparian area will be fenced to a distance ranging from 15m wide from the high bank mark. This will complement existing riparian fencing on the opposite bank protecting 7ha of riparian vegetation acting as a buffer for overland flow to prevent sediment running into the Bremer River. Weed management activities will be undertaken to improve native riparian vegetation.

Works will be enhanced by the installation of two leaky weirs to slow water flow, catching sediment and distributing it across the floodplain, and reinstating flow into a wetland. Stock management will be controlled to protect the integrity of the emerging wetland. These works will be complemented by the installation of another leaky weir on a neighbouring property.

This project will be enhanced by similar works across the community, aimed at reducing water quality and sediment loss within the catchment. The neighbouring landholder is also undertaking works to fence the riparian area across the river.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality and address the interrelated water and land management issues that are contributing to nutrients and sediment entering the Bremer River.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1532

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Bremer Healthy Country Riparian Restoration - Parr, 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-parr-6126/>.

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