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Kinka wetland rehabilitation

Website/Report

Project lead

Partnerships

Queensland Wetlands Program

Queensland Government (DPI&F)

Livingstone Shire Council

Local schools

Landcare

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work, Monitoring, Education extension

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)

Summary

Kinka Swamp lies within the Yeppoon-Keppel Sands tidal wetland in Central Queensland. It is listed in the publication A Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia (1996). The swamp is considered critical in the protection of water quality, nursery habitat for fish, enhancing biodiversity, and contributing to regional landscape values. On-ground works were undertaken to improve fish passage. This involved construction of a culvert under the roadway and a fish way on the lower side of the bund wall to reinstate tidal and freshwater flows and revive the connectivity of the wetland.

In addition, monitoring of weeds, birds and fish have been undertaken along with the construction of an interpretive sign and distribution of brochures to schools, Landcare and environmental groups. A car park was also constructed to improve access and manage traffic.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve fish passage and site access, management of traffic and education.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

Kinka wetland rehabilitation

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Kinka wetland rehabilitation, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/kinka-wetland-rehabilitation-f21e/>.

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