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Janes Creek Revegetation Project

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Various

Industries

Council

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Mackay Regional Council Natural Environment Levy

VMSQM

Funding amount

$100,000

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

18 December 2014

End date

30 June 2015

Summary

The Gooseponds are a series of man-made water bodies along Janes Creek, surrounded by urban areas and parkland. The area is heavily modified, but remains a very popular recreation area for the residents of Mackay with a network of pathways, exercise equipment, play grounds and other park amenities situated in and around the area. A number of pressures impact directly upon this area including; invasive flora and fauna species, fish passage barriers, and agricultural/urban runoff resulting in variable water quality.

The riparian strip adjacent to the Mackay Regional Soccer Zone in Glenella is extremely narrow and also heavily degraded/modified. 2ha of revegetation works were undertaken along an 800m long section, reinstating the riparian buffer strip up to 15m in width.

Benefits

This project aims to:
  • reduce bank erosion
  • increase filtration of pollutants
  • shad out invasive weed species
  • have decreased ongoing maintenance costs
  • improve ecosystem values along the creek
  • improve water quality.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

(none)

Last updated: 1 February 2016

This page should be cited as:

Janes Creek Revegetation Project, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/janes-creek-revegetation-project-e7ea/>.

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