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Flood Recovery - Fassifern: Holland

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 March 2014

End date

30 April 2014

Summary

This project forms part of a broader project that will help flood-affected landholders identified through SEQ Catchments, Council and Regional industry group investigations return to production and improve the natural resilience of the waterways. The project will be undertaken on an 83.16ha property located on Warrill Creek approximately 2km north of Aratula.

The landholder proposes to remediate a 50m x 20m section of stream-bank that suffered sizable slumping and bank under-cutting as a result of the January 2013 floods. Works proposed include:
  • battering back the damaged banks
  • reseeding and re-vegetating the riparian area with a mix of native grasses and plants.

The large root base of a historic gum will also be stabilised as part of the proposed riparian restoration project.

Riparian fencing will be upgraded to protect the banks and remediated areas from stock access.

The property features small stands of historic dry vine scrub on a ridge overlooking the riparian corridor. The re-vegetation of the stream bank project site will complement extensive re-vegetation works undertaken in recent years by the landholder approximately 100m further downstream of the eroded banks. The proposed works will increase the extent of natural and enhanced riparian vegetation along Warrill Creek. Trees and plants for the project will be sourced under Scenic Rim Regional Council’s Free Trees program.

The landholder has previously developed an area for farm forestry purposes, and is currently involved in the development of a Property Management Plan to:
  • help guide future land management actions
  • improve water quality in Warrill Creek by minimising further erosion through bank engineering (battering) re-vegetation and stock management
  • implement stream-bank earthworks on a 50m x 20m section
  • undertake reseeding and re-vegetating the riparian area with a mix of native grasses and plants
  • upgrade riparian fencing.

Benefits

This project will help flood-affected landholders:
  • return to production
  • improve the natural resilience of the waterways.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC2122

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Flood Recovery - Fassifern: Holland, 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-holland-04b9/>.

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