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Flood Recovery - Upper Brisbane: Annan farm, Harlin

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Landholder
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

6 January 2014

End date

30 June 2014

Summary

The project is part of the On-Farm Productivity and Riparian Recovery Program, which is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments 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 assist the landholder to stabilise and improve resilience of over 250m of severely-eroded riverbank along the Brisbane River at Harlin by:
  • carrying out engineering works, including channel re-alignment, reinforcement of the bank toe and battering of upper banks to stable slope
  • establishing perennial ground cover and strategic re-vegetation using 800 stems of local native riparian species
  • erecting fencing to protect the restoration site from stock access
  • reinstating essential farm infrastructure, including irrigation access and riparian fencing.

Proposed project monitoring and maintenance
The project will:
  • 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.

Actions
The project will:
  • carry out engineering works along 250m of stream bank, including channel re-alignment, reinforcement of the bank toe and battering of upper banks to stable slope
  • plant 800 stems of local native riparian species
  • establish perennial ground cover
  • erect a 300m fence
  • reinstate essential farm infrastructure, including irrigation access and riparian fencing.

Benefits

The project will:
  • improve water quality in the Upper Brisbane River and Wivenhoe Dam by minimising future bank erosion through stream-bank engineering works, riparian Re-vegetation and stock management
  • increase sustainable land management in the upper Brisbane catchment by assisting the resumption of agricultural production and promote natural resilience to withstand future flood events, allowing resources to be allocated to NRM activities.

Lesson

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Reference ID

SEQC2106

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Flood Recovery - Upper Brisbane: Annan farm, Harlin, 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-upper-brisbane-annan-farm-harlin-25ca/>.

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