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GreenWorks Cooyar Creek Rehabilitation - Riparian Weed Control Stage 2: Greening Australia

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Powerlink (GreenWorks program)

Greening Australia

Landholders

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Powerlink (GreenWorks program)

Landholders

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 April 2012

End date

31 May 2012

Summary

This project is part of the Cooyar Creek catchment rehabilitation project, an initiative of the Powerlink GreenWorks program. With funding from Powerlink and support from the Australian Government and partners Toowoomba Regional Council, Rosalie North Landcare Group and Greening Australia, SEQ Catchments is providing support, advice and incentives to assist landholders to protect and enhance the condition and connectivity of significant native vegetation on their properties.   

The project builds on a previous project agreement with Greening Australia to undertake staged weed control works at priority sites along Cooyar Creek over the last two years, to remove threats to significant fringing riparian vegetation (predominantly RE 12.3.7 but currently mapped as RE 12.3.3) and to allow natural regeneration.

This Stage 2 project aims to continue riparian works at previously untreated sections along Cooyar Creek through:
  • engaging Greening Australia work crew to continue downstream riparian weed control at identified locations (subject to landholder agreements)
  • establishing, through agreements with SEQ Catchments and landholders, a number of permanent photo-point monitoring sites at strategic locations to record changes over time
  • monitoring and follow up weed control by the Greening Australia work crew leader
  • completing a brief report of achievements, including treatment and monitoring records following riparian works
  • carrying out ongoing maintenance of weed control areas, which will be undertaken by landholders in accord with individual agreements.

The 5-year GreenWorks program aims to provide lasting environmental benefits and enhance visual amenity in the vicinity of areas where Powerlink is planning to develop and operate essential electricity transmission infrastructure in the future.

The project aims to implement:
  • riparian weed control at identified locations
  • permanent photo-point monitoring sites at strategic locations to record changes over time
  • monitoring and follow up weed control by the Greening Australia work crew leader and landholders.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve biodiversity in the upper Cooyar Creek catchment by improving the condition of significant native vegetation through weed control.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1840

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

GreenWorks Cooyar Creek Rehabilitation - Riparian Weed Control Stage 2: Greening Australia, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 30 October 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/greenworks-cooyar-creek-rehabilitation-riparian-weed-control-stage-2-greening-8aba/>.

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