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Case Study: De Moleyns Lagoon rehabilitation and monitoring project


Project lead


Reef Catchments

Mackay Regional Council

Queensland Wetlands Program


(not documented)


On-ground work

Case study type

Queensland Wetlands Program (QWP) management case study

Funding source

Australian and Queensland Governments

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

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End date



Planning was undertaken to identify rehabilitation works required to improve the role of the wetland in improving water quality and biodiversity. The following rehabilitation works were identified: weed control and sediment removal; re-vegetation; water quality monitoring; and fire break management. Various methods have been used to reduce weed infestations such as: biological control; mechanical removal; and increased shading, slashing and spraying. Some areas that were slashed and sprayed have been re-vegetated with local native species sourced from the region.


This project enhanced biodiversity through weed control and re-vegetation.


Farmers learnt that wetlands play an important role in improving water quality captured from farms.

Reference ID

De Moleyns Lagoon rehabilitation and monitoring project

Last updated: 16 May 2015

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Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2015) Case Study: De Moleyns Lagoon rehabilitation and monitoring project, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2023. Available at:

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