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Flood Recovery - Upper Brisbane: Yandilla, Mt. Kilcoy and McCowan


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Project lead


Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)



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On-ground work

Case study type


Funding source

Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)


Funding amount

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In-kind contribution

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Start date

10 May 2014

End date

24 June 2014


The project is part of the On-Farm Productivity and Riparian Recovery Program which is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.  Through the Targeted Recovery and Resilience Projects component, SEQ Catchments is assisting flood-affected landholders in the Fassifern, Lockyer and Upper Brisbane regions, to return to production and improve the natural resilience of the waterways.

This project will assist the landholder to stabilise and improve the resilience of approximately 120m of eroded stream-bank along Kilcoy Creek at Mt. Kilcoy through:
  • conducting minor earthworks to re-align the migrating channel and batter the eroded banks to a stable slope
  • establishing perennial ground cover and strategic re-vegetation using 280 local native riparian species on 0.1ha.
  • fencing approximately 120m to protect the restoration site from stock access
  • reinstating essential farm infrastructure, including irrigation access and riparian fencing.

Proposed project monitoring and maintenance:
  • establishing three standard photo-points and taking ‘before and after’ photographs to monitor changes in riparian conditions and recovery over time
  • conducting ongoing maintenance of fencing, stock and fire management in conjunction with control of environmental weeds to encourage and maximise ground cover and natural regeneration.


This project will:
  • increase sustainable land management in the upper Brisbane catchment (Kilcoy Creek) by assisting the resumption of agricultural production and promoting natural resilience to withstand future flood events, allowing resources to be allocated to NRM activities.
  • minimise further erosion and negative impacts on water quality in Kilcoy Creek and Somerset Dam.


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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) Flood Recovery - Upper Brisbane: Yandilla, Mt. Kilcoy and McCowan, WetlandInfo website, accessed 25 June 2024. Available at:

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