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Innovation in rehabilitation processes on Cape York Pastoral Land


(not documented)

Project lead



Queensland Government (DNR&M)

CRC Tropical Savannas

Queensland Government (DPI&F)

CY Interim Advisory Group

Peninsula Cattlemen’s Association

Agforce and Agforward

Cape York Peninsula Live Export Group


Queensland Government (EPA)

CYP Weeds and Feral Animal Program

Department of Communities

Laura Normanby Catchment Management Group

Northern Gulf NRM Regional Group

Mitchell River Watershed Management Group

Pastoral industry groups




On-ground work

Case study type


Funding source

National Action Plan for Salinity (NAP)

Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)

National Landcare Program (NLP)

Cook Shire Council (in-kind)

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

(not documented)

End date

(not documented)


This project had many different facets. Of most relevance in relation to on-ground works, approximately 275,950.4ha (Watson River Station off the Holroyd River) of land was rehabilitated, which included 157km of river frontage that was fenced to protect 126,600ha of native riparian vegetation.


This project will:
  • improve soil surface condition and groundcover
  • reduce turbidity in aquatic environments, promoting natural regeneration.


Given Cape York is such a remote area, access and on-ground works are severely restricted from December to April.

Reference ID

CY NLP 06 230107_e

Last updated: 16 May 2015

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Innovation in rehabilitation processes on Cape York Pastoral Land, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 16 March 2018, <>.

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