Skip links and keyboard navigation

Flood Recovery - Upper Brisbane: Anabranch, Toogoolawah

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority (QRAA)

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

26 February 2014

End date

31 May 2014

Summary

The project is part of the On-Farm Productivity and Riparian Recovery Program which is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Government’s Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements. Through the Targeted Recovery and Resilience Projects component, SEQ Catchments is assisting flood-affected landholders in the Fassifern, Lockyer and Upper Brisbane regions to return to production and improve the natural resilience of the waterways.

This project will help the landholder stabilise and improve the resilience of approximately 120m of eroded stream-bank along Cressbrook Creek at Toogoolawah by:
  • carrying out minor earthworks to re-align the migrating channel and batter the eroded banks to a stable slope
  • establishing perennial ground cover and strategic re-vegetation with 440 plants of local native riparian species
  • establishing fencing to protect the restoration site from stock access
  • reinstating essential farm infrastructure, including irrigation access and riparian fencing.

Proposed project monitoring and maintenance:
  • establish three standard photo-points and take ‘before and after’ photographs to monitor changes in riparian conditions and recovery over time
  • implement ongoing maintenance of fencing, stock and fire management in conjunction with control of environmental weeds to encourage and maximise ground cover and natural regeneration
  • improve water quality in Cressbrook Creek by stabilising stream-banks and beds through earthworks, channel realignment and stock management
  • increase sustainable land management in the upper Brisbane catchment by assisting the resumption of agricultural production and promoting natural resilience to withstand future flood events, thus allowing resources to be allocated to NRM activities
  • carry out minor earthworks to re-align the migrating channel and batter the eroded banks to a stable slope
  • establish perennial ground cover and strategic re-vegetation with 440 plants of local native riparian species
  • establish fencing to protect the restoration site from stock access
  • reinstate essential farm infrastructure, including irrigation access and riparian fencing.

Benefits

(not documented)

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC2120

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Flood Recovery - Upper Brisbane: Anabranch, Toogoolawah, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 August 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/flood-recovery-upper-brisbane-anabranch-toogoolawah-2c9b/>.

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment and Heritage Protection