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Irbyana Enhancement: Thorne

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 enhance swamp tea-tree forest and koala habitat on the property by remediating and re-vegetating a 2ha drainage corridor. The landholder has a voluntary conservation agreement with Council and is registered with Land for Wildlife.

Site preparation for the re-vegetation includes earthworks to repair and stabilise the surrounds of a dam and to improve the flow levels from the dam spillway to the connecting downstream gully.

It is proposed to plant 100 lomandra around and below the dam, with an additional 250 Melaleuca irbyana and associated eucalyptus species relevant to Regional Ecosystem 12.9-10.11 planted along the drainage line to further stabilise the area and serve as additional feed trees for the local koala colony.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve biodiversity in the Ipswich area by expanding and reconnecting swamp tea-tree forest and koala habitat
  • establish earthworks to repair and stabilise the surrounds of a dam and to improve the flow levels from the dam spillway to the connecting downstream gully.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1893

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Irbyana Enhancement: Thorne, 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-thorne-0e8e/>.

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