Constructed Wetland Management Plan, Myers Cane Farm, Homebush
On-ground work, Planning
Case study type
Queensland and Australian Government’s (Reef Rescue) through the Queensland Wetlands Program
A management plan was developed to provide information to the landholder on the construction of a wetland to treat run-off from their cane farm at Homebush, a rural district in the Mackay region. The plan provided designs, information and recommendations.
The wetland was constructed and includes deep holes at the entry and exit points for the refuge of animals such as fish during the dry season. Most of the wetland, however, is too shallow (60-120 cm) to allow native water plants to grow in the waterbody and along the edge. The benefits of the wetland are that it provides reduced risk of sediment and particulate nutrient losses, run-off and improved soil structure and reduced risk from residual chemical losses.
The wetland provides reduced risk of sediment and particulate nutrient losses, run-off and improved soil structure and reduced risk from residual chemical losses.
Last updated: 16 May 2015
This page should be cited as:
Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2015) Constructed Wetland Management Plan, Myers Cane Farm, Homebush, WetlandInfo website, accessed 13 May 2021. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/constructed-wetland-management-plan-myers-cane-farm-homebush-d714/