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Flood Recovery - Lockyer: Crust

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

The broader project will assist flood affected landholders identified through SEQC, Council and Regional industry groups to return to production and improve the natural resilience of the waterways.

This project will improve on-farm drainage that has been affected by heavy rainfall associated with Cyclone Oswald and consequently improve agricultural productivity. Approximately 1100m of drainage lines will be involved. Material shifted in repairing and reinstating drainage lines will be used to top-dress 200m of creek bank that has been battered to a 4:1 (horizontal/vertical) gradient. Ground cover will be established on the bank batter, predominantly by sowing kikuyu grass seed, and fertilising and erecting two rows (400m) of hand-shift sprinkler irrigation. Maintenance will include slashing for weed control.

In the long term, tree and shrub establishment to increase bank resilience will be attempted as a later project stage once ground cover has been established.

The project will improve water quality in Blackfellow Creek and horticultural farm productivity and help protect the low-level crossing infrastructure at the start of Litfins Road.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality in Blackfellow Creek by repairing creek back via engineering earthworks
  • assist farms in the Lockyer and Upper Brisbane Sub regions return to productivity and improve the natural resilience of the waterways in the aftermath of the 2013 floods
  • rehabilitate 1100m on-farm drainage lines
  • top-dress 200m of stream bank
  • restore riparian ground cover (kikuyu grass).

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC2072

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Flood Recovery - Lockyer: Crust, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 February 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/flood-recovery-lockyer-crust-4e83/>.

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