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GreenWorks - Improving Riparian Values along Cooyar Creek at Kooralgin: Kruger

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Powerlink (GreenWorks program)

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Toowoomba Regional Council

Rosalie North

Landcare Group

Greening Australia

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Powerlink (GreenWorks program)

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

12 July 2012

End date

30 September 2012

Summary

This project is part of the Cooyar Creek catchment rehabilitation project, an initiative of the Powerlink GreenWorks program. It is an immediate priority action within the landholders’ existing Property Management Plan. SEQ Catchments is providing support, advice and incentives to landholders to protect and enhance the condition and connectivity of significant native vegetation on their properties.

The project will enhance the condition of approximately 5ha of fringing riparian vegetation along Cooyar Creek at Kooralgin, mapped as Endangered RE 12.3.3/12.3.7/12.3.1 by:
  • improving biodiversity in the upper Cooyar Creek catchment by improving the condition of significant native vegetation
  • establishing 800m of permanent fencing to manage stock access and grazing in riparian areas
  • establishing soil conservation structures and fencing to minimize further gully erosion on the cultivated floodplain
  • initiating and monitoring ongoing strategic weed control works within the fenced riparian area.

The landholder is committed to monitoring and maintaining project outcomes, including:
  • establishing a standard photo-point to monitor habitat condition and natural regeneration
  • ensuring sustainable grazing, including appropriate spelling, fire management and ongoing selective weed control to improve land condition within the project area.

Benefits

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

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1856

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

GreenWorks - Improving Riparian Values along Cooyar Creek at Kooralgin: Kruger , 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-improving-riparian-values-along-cooyar-creek-at-kooralgin-kruger-00db/>.

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