Exclusion Fencing Roundhill Creek Wetland Protection
Case study type
Australian Government / NRM
21 June 2016
25 November 2016
A contractor constructing a 3000m pig and stock exclusion fence to protect approximately 40ha of a Directory of Important Wetlands of Australia (DIWA) listed wetland from pig damage and improve stock management. This site is on Round Hill Creek and forms part of the larger Bustard Bay Wetlands located 34km north-east of Miriam Vale.
The site encompasses multiple land titles on Round Hill Creek. Management of the entire wetland area is a combined effort from a private landholder and the Queensland State Government through Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS).
Over the past 10 years the site has been detrimentally affected by pigs and stock. The large wetland is dug up by pigs every year, and during this period there has been a biomass reduction observed by parks rangers. Reed and Lillie species dominated the wetland but have now been reduced to isolated patches. Despite adoption of pig control practices within the National Park, there has not been any significant impact on reducing damage even though numbers of pigs have been reduced within the park.
Improve the wetland and riparian health and reduce sediment runoff to the Great Barrier Reef.
Last updated: 22 August 2018
This page should be cited as:
Exclusion Fencing Roundhill Creek Wetland Protection, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, .