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Flood Recovery - Fassifern: Wallis

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’, Council, Regional industry groups, and River Improvement Trust staff to return to production and improve the natural resilience of the waterways.

The 8.45ha property is bounded by the upper reaches of Warrill Creek, which has its headwaters in the Main Range National Park. The volume and velocity of run-off from the 24-hour major storm event on the Main Range destroyed the riparian fencing, stripped topsoil from the riparian areas down to a gravel base, widened the creek and destroyed much of the natural vegetation along the creek.

The landholder aims to clear the fence line of debris and reinstate 737m of riparian fencing in a partnership arrangement with her neighbour on the opposite side of the creek.

It is proposed to utilise and coordinate the services of the same fencing and earthworks contractor to clear debris and carry out the fencing activities on this property and the neighbour’s property.

The landholder is also committed to treating the weeds and re-vegetating sections of creek bank with native species (e.g. callistemon and lomandra).

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality in Warrill Creek by reinstating riparian fencing and re-vegetating riparian areas.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC2079

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Flood Recovery - Fassifern: Wallis, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 30 October 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/flood-recovery-fassifern-wallis-504d/>.

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