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Cane production

Website/Report

Project lead

Queensland Government (DPI&F) M. Porter Jnr

Partnerships

Queensland Wetlands Program

Canegrowers

Industries

Cane farming

Activities

On-ground work, Planning

Case study type

Queensland Wetlands Program (QWP) management case study

Funding source

Australian Government

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

(not documented)

End date

(not documented)

Summary

Burnside is a cane and cattle farm at Ingham on the Herbert River at the southern end of the Wet Tropics region. Low-lying boggy areas were transformed/rehabilitated into the Jabiru Wetlands. The on-ground works undertaken to create the wetlands involved planting thousands of trees across the property. Contour and soil mapping was also done to describe flow paths and assess feasibility of wetland rehabilitation.

The wetland was designed to provide long hydraulic residence times to ensure sediments and nutrients are deposited out before flowing into the nearby creek. The design also includes habitat sites such as logs to provide a source of carbon to fuel wetland processes as well as habitat for aquatic species.

Benefits

The success of re-vegetation work depends on follow up maintenance. While an ongoing responsibility it does benefit business because of improved farm profitability.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

Cane production

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Cane production, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 13 April 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/cane-production-f417/>.

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