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Flood Recovery - Upper Brisbane: Hampstead, Pulsford

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

20 May 2014

End date

25 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 approximately 200m of severely-eroded stream-bank along Cressbrook Creek immediately upstream from the junction of the Brisbane River through:
  • implementing engineering works including realigning the stream to its former position by relocating material from inside bend to outer toe and battering the sheer outer creek bank to stable slope
  • establishing perennial ground cover and strategic re-vegetation using 800 local native riparian plants
  • 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:
  • establishing three standard photo-points and taking ‘before and after’ photographs to monitor changes in riparian conditions and recovery over time
  • carrying out ongoing maintenance of fencing, stock and fire management in conjunction with control of environmental weeds to encourage and maximise ground cover and natural regeneration.

The project will improve water quality in the Brisbane River and Wivenhoe Dam by minimising further erosion through stock management, channel re-alignment, bank engineering and re-vegetation.

Benefits

To project aims to 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, allowing resources to be allocated to NRM activities.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC2139

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Flood Recovery - Upper Brisbane: Hampstead, Pulsford, 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-upper-brisbane-hampstead-pulsford-71dc/>.

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