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Healthy Country Program in the Bremer and Pumicestone Passage Catchments: Frizzo

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Mooloolah River Waterwatch and Landcare Inc

Landholders

Queensland Government (DEHP)

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Mooloolah River Waterwatch and Landcare Inc

Queensland Government (DEHP)

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

14 May 2013

End date

28 July 2013

Summary

This project is part of the on-ground implementation of the Pumicestone Passage Sub-catchment Healthy Country Program, an initiative funded by the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. It will employ weed control activities and plant native trees and grasses along the wetland areas of Coochin Creek. This will improve habitat, water quality, and bank stability over two separate sections of the creek and its tributary.

The first restoration area is located at the south-west corner of the property along the tributary running to Coochin Creek and includes the opposite bank. It is approximately 1.6ha in size.

The second restoration area is located at the south-east corner of the property along Coochin Creek itself and is approximately 3.6ha in size including areas located on neighbouring property. The landholder has already established run-off control works on the property adjacent to the proposed works.

The works will be undertaken in riverine wetlands of RE 12.3.2 - Eucalyptus grandis tall open forest on alluvial plains. This is an ‘of concern’ regional ecosystem with a remnant extent less than 10,000ha but greater than 30% of the remaining pre-clearing area.

A BioCondition assessment will be performed for the site. The landholder will conduct ongoing maintenance when necessary and will also engage in weed control and photo-point monitoring.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality in Coochin Creek and Pumicestone Passage by reducing sediment and nutrient run-off into waterways through enhancing wetland health and viability
  • increase landholder’s and contractor’s knowledge and skills in natural resource management by providing a local example for sustainable land management practices
  • carry out 5.2ha of weed control along 0.64km of riparian zone wetlands.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC2030

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Healthy Country Program in the Bremer and Pumicestone Passage Catchments: Frizzo, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 30 October 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/healthy-country-program-in-the-bremer-and-pumicestone-passage-catchments-frizzo-2ac3/>.

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