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Goorganga wetland rehabilitation


Project lead


Queensland Wetlands Program

Whitsunday Regional Council

WetlandCare Australia

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

Queensland Government (DNRMW)

Queensland Government (DPI&F)

Canegrowers Proserpine





On-ground work, Planning

Case study type

Queensland Wetlands Program (QWP) management case study

Funding source

Australian Government

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

(not documented)

End date

(not documented)


The Goorganga complex extends south from Proserpine in central coastal Queensland. It has a diversity of wetland ecosystems extending over an area of 16 850ha. The need for a coordinated approach to controlling feral pigs in the complex led to the creation of the Feral Pig Control Group. A control plan was developed to engage 13 landholders in a coordinated baiting program. Weed control trials were also undertaken to determine best methods for control.


The coordinated program reduced the impact of feral pigs on both biodiversity and production and has informed and involved landholders in the ecological management of Gorrganga complex.


At Goorganga, weed trials showed that the best way to control sicklepod, devil’s fig and urena burr was to use a combination of herbicide, fire and mechanical removal. Developing an appropriate fire regime is another key way of controlling riparian weeds.

Reference ID

Goorganga wetland rehabilitation

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2015) Goorganga wetland rehabilitation, WetlandInfo website, accessed 25 June 2024. Available at:

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