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

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Queensland Government (Healthy Country Project)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Queensland Government (Healthy Country Project)

Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

14 May 2013

End date

15 June 2013

Summary

This project is part of the on-ground implementation of the Upper Warrill Creek and Pumicestone Sub-catchments Healthy Country Program, an initiative funded by the Queensland Government Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

The project will repair a predominant gully head on the property and restore the contour line above its associated gully network as a fire break for fire access and weed control. This will prevent further cutting of the gully heads into the landscape as well as assist the landholder to better manage the property.

The gully head will be battered, mulched, seeded, and planted with vetiver grass. The existing contour line nearby will be topped and extended with a diversion bank and pondage towards more stable soil areas.

The area of the gully head to be repaired is approximately 408m². The length of the contour line to be restored is approximately 306m.

The landholder will erect and maintain fencing around the repaired area (to prevent stray cattle interference) and will conduct ongoing earthworks maintenance when necessary. They will also conduct photo-point monitoring and carry out weed control on 79ha surrounding the works, primarily targeting lantana (Lantana camara).

A field day open to the public will be held on-site to demonstrate the works upon completion. A case study will be produced with landholder for reference and distribution.

As a result of this project, sediment run-off into Moreton Bay will be directly reduced by an estimated 440m³/year (0.8m³/year for every $10 spent).

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality in Moreton Bay by reducing sediment run-off into waterways through gully and stream bank remediation (earthworks and re-vegetation)
  • increase landholder’s knowledge and skills in natural resource management by providing a local example for sustainable land management practices.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC2028

Last updated: 26 November 2014

This page should be cited as:

Healthy Country Program in the Bremer and Pumicestone Passage Catchments: Hall, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 August 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/healthy-country-program-in-the-bremer-and-pumicestone-passage-catchments-hall-ccf3/>.

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