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Flood Recovery - Fassifern: Abraham

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)

Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 September 2013

End date

30 April 2014

Summary

This project forms part of a broader project to assist flood affected landholders identified through SEQ Catchments, Scenic Regional Council, regional industry groups (including Queensland Dairying Organisation), and River Improvement Trust staff to return to production and improve the natural resilience of the waterways.

The project will be undertaken on a flood affected dairy farm. The landholder proposes to stabilise and re-vegetate approximately 60m of flood damaged stream-bank by relocating approximately 480m³ of topsoil from another section of the property to the damaged riparian area, battering and compacting the bank, reseeding the top bank of the remediated area and the grazing area from where the soil is captured with native pasture grasses to ensure good ground cover, and re-vegetating the toe and battered bank with 150 bottle brush (callistemon), lomandra and other native species.

The work is proposed to be undertaken in early spring to maximise bank stabilisation and plant growth potential. The landholder will maintain the re-vegetated area and exclude cattle during the bank stabilisation period.

The project will improve water quality in Bremer River by stabilising the stream-bank through, bank battering, topsoil replenishment and riparian re-vegetation 480m³ of topsoil from another section of the property to the damaged riparian area.

Benefits

The project will undertake:
  • battering and compacting 60m of stream-bank
  • reseeding the top bank of the remediated and grazing areas
  • re-vegetating the toe and battered bank with 150 bottle brush (callistemon), lomandra and other native species.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC2078

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Flood Recovery - Fassifern: Abraham, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 13 April 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/flood-recovery-fassifern-abraham-0e4c/>.

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