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Flood Recovery - Lockyer: Upper Blackfellow Creek Catchment (McCarthy)

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)

Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)

Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority

Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 August 2013

End date

30 April 2014

Summary

One part of the project involves fencing 1300m of what is now creek frontage due to widening of the creek. Control of stock access to the creek will assist the natural regeneration of riparian vegetation along the creek.

A second part of the project involves establishing five water points for cattle that are no longer able to obtain water from the creek whilst it is being rehabilitated over the long term.

A third component involves installing a further 2000m of fencing to better manage the higher country now that the flats have been lost. Significant in-kind contributions by the landholder have resulted in this project delivering greater outcomes for the funds provided.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality and riparian condition in Blackfellow Creek
  • reinstate a viable cattle enterprise
  • establish 1.3km of riparian fencing (1km in-kind by landholder)
  • establish 2km of internal stock management fencing (1km in-kind by landholder)
  • establish five off-stream water points.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC2066

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Flood Recovery - Lockyer: Upper Blackfellow Creek Catchment (McCarthy), 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-lockyer-upper-blackfellow-creek-catchment-mccarthy-53ea/>.

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