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Irbyana Enhancement: Smith

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Powerlink (GreenWorks program)

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Powerlink (GreenWorks program)

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)
Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

20 November 2012

End date

31 March 2013

Summary

Swamp tea-tree (Melaleuca irbyana) forest is considered endangered under Commonwealth and Queensland legislation. With funding provided through Powerlink GreenWorks and with support from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program, SEQ Catchments is providing support, advice and financial incentives to assist landholders in the region to conserve and enhance remnant and regrowth swamp tea-tree forest.

This project is a partnership between the landholder, Ipswich City Council and SEQ Catchments, and aims to extend swamp tea-tree forest and koala habitat on the property by re-vegetating a 1.5ha drainage line from a remediated dam to link with a remnant 7.5ha stand of swamp tea-tree forest. Some soil erosion mitigation earthworks will also be undertaken.  The landholder has a voluntary conservation agreement with council and is registered with Land for Wildlife.

Planting 200 trees, consisting of local native tree species appropriate to Regional Ecosystem 12.9-10.11 (including Melaleuca irbyana, Eucalyptus crebra, E. moluccana, E. propinqua, E. tereticornis), will restore swamp tea-tree forest and provide koala food and shelter trees.

The project also involves earthworks to remediate the wall of the dam and the construction of a diversion bank to discharge stormwater flows from a 4ha catchment area eastwards to the site nominated for re-vegetation.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve biodiversity in the Ipswich area by expanding and reconnecting swamp tea-tree forest and koala habitat.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1892

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Irbyana Enhancement: Smith, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/irbyana-enhancement-smith-d5ed/>.

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