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Cave Creek Restoration: Freeman


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Project lead



Australian Government (National Landcare Program 2013-18)


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On-ground work

Case study type


Funding source

Australian Government (National Landcare Program 2013-18)

Funding amount

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In-kind contribution

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Start date

1 March 2014

End date

30 June 2014


The Gondwana World Heritage Area (WHA) forms part of the Great Eastern Ranges (GER) and borders the SEQ region to the south and south-West. The lack of connectivity to lowland habitats compromises the resilience of the WHA, particularly in the face of predicted climate change impacts, and reduces ecosystem functionality. The WHA and adjacent areas also provide habitat for a number of Environment and Protection Diversity Conservation (EPBC) listed species.

The landholders involved in this project have a strong commitment to restoring and conserving the natural values of the property, demonstrated through participation in SEQ Catchments Level 3 Property Management Planning Workshop, Land for Wildlife voluntary program and a history of past activity.

By implementing this component of the project the landholder will restore 5ha of rainforest along 2km of Cave Creek (a known habitat for the giant barred frog) with headwaters joining Springbrook National Park. A small team will remove 5ha of heavily infested lantana for natural regeneration.

Proposed project monitoring and maintenance:
  • establish one photo-point and take ‘before and after’ photographs to monitor changes in habitat condition
  • initiate ongoing site maintenance (spot spraying) until site is regenerated
  • improve biodiversity in the Gondwana World Heritage Area by improving the condition of native habitat on adjacent land through 5ha of weed control (lantana).


This project will:
  • help community groups and private landholders to take on ground action to restore and enhance native vegetation, improve wildlife habitats, increase connectivity and resilience, and restore ecosystem function.


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Reference ID


Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2015) Cave Creek Restoration: Freeman, WetlandInfo website, accessed 18 March 2024. Available at:

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