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Flood Recovery - Upper Brisbane: Cressbrook Station (McConnel)

Website/Report

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Project lead

Partnerships

Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)

Landholder

Industries

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Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

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Funding source

Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)

Landholder

Funding amount

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In-kind contribution

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Start date

1 October 2013

End date

31 May 2014

Summary

This project consists of three interrelated components to assist the recommencement of primary production activities in the Lockyer catchment and build resilience into the system in order to withstand the impacts of future flood events. This project is on a grazing property situated in Upper Blackfellow Creek. The creek feeds into Tenthill Creek, Lockyer Creek, Brisbane River and ultimately Moreton Bay. Several acres of alluvial flats have become of limited production potential due to erosion and cobble deposition along the valley floor.

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 assist the landholder to:
  • stabilise more than 600m of severely-eroded riverbank along the Brisbane River through channel re-alignment and bank battering prior sowing perennial pasture and fencing to protect the site from stock access
  • reinstate 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.

There will be ongoing maintenance of fencing, stock and fire management in conjunction with control of environmental weeds to encourage and maximise groundcover and natural regeneration.

The project aims to:
  • build resilience to future natural flood disasters by assisting the landholder to resume agricultural production and to maintain the riparian zone of the Brisbane River
  • improve water quality in the Brisbane River and Wivenhoe Dam by minimising further erosion through earthworks, riparian fencing and ground cover improvements
  • stabilise 600m of severely-eroded riverbank along the Brisbane River through channel realignment and bank battering
  • sow perennial pasture
  • construct fencing to protect the site from stock access
  • reinstate essential farm infrastructure, including irrigation access and riparian fencing.

Benefits

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Lesson

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Reference ID

SEQC2080

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Flood Recovery - Upper Brisbane: Cressbrook Station (McConnel), 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-cressbrook-station-mcconnel-b648/>.

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