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GreenWorks Emu Creek - Enhancing Riparian and Habitat Values Around Oaky Creek: Parton

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Powerlink (GreenWorks program)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Powerlink (GreenWorks program)

Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 September 2010

End date

30 April 2013

Summary

This project is part of the ‘Enhancing Biodiversity Values in the Emu Creek, Ravensbourne and Crow’s Nest Districts’ project, an initiative of the Powerlink GreenWorks program. With funding from Powerlink and support from the Australian Government and partners Toowoomba Regional Council, Emu Creek Catchment Landcare, Ravensbourne and District Landcare and Crow’s Nest Creek Catchment Group, 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.   

This particular project aims to enhance environmental values of approximately 50ha around Oaky Creek through:
  • strategic control of environmental weeds to improve condition and habitat value of approximately 38ha of remnant woodland vegetation along stock route corridor
  • construction of 0.8km of electric fencing and establishment of one off-stream watering point to protect Oaky Creek waterhole and riparian vegetation
  • strategic weed control to enhance 2ha of riparian vegetation along Oaky Creek
  • silvicultural practices to improve the condition of 13ha of native forest.

This project is located in an area bordering Powerlink’s proposed 500kV powerline easement and is part of the landholders’ long-term Property Management Plan developed through the Sustainable Land Management Practices project conducted by Emu Creek Catchment Landcare Group in partnership with local landholders and SEQ Catchments over the last four years.  

The landholder is committed to ongoing maintenance of the environmental outcomes and will monitor and record changes in riparian condition, grazing land and woodland health over time using photo-point monitoring in conjunction with standard land and vegetation condition assessment approaches.

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.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve biodiversity through protecting and enhancing the condition of riparian and woodland vegetation in the Oaky Creek catchment.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1660

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

GreenWorks Emu Creek - Enhancing Riparian and Habitat Values Around Oaky Creek: Parton, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 13 April 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/greenworks-emu-creek-enhancing-riparian-and-habitat-values-around-oaky-creek-5354/>.

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