Mary River - Site 1 Bank Stabilisation
Case study type
2 August 2021
30 October 2021
The project aims to make a significant reduction to fine sediment loads leaving the Mary River into the Great Barrier Reef Lagoon by stabilising and revegetating priority sites. The project builds upon previous work in the Mary catchment that has informed the planning of this project.
As a result, eight sites have been selected based on the cost-effectiveness of the interventions, existing landholder relationships and reach-based solutions. The work in these eight sites will deliver a total sediment savings to the Great Barrier Reef of 26 kilo-tonnes per year and can be delivered for $9M including stakeholder engagement, communications, planning and design, project management, monitoring and evaluation and program administration (see joint projects "Mary River - Site 2 Bank Stabilisation" and "Mary River - Site 3 Bank Stabilisation").
On-ground works: contractor earthworks, batter and reprofiling of banks, installing piles and rocks, and riparian vegetation works.
Benefits will include building on existing on-ground projects, linking with stakeholders involved in riparian management, strengthening the culture of catchment management within the community, improvement to grazing practices, comprehensive monitoring and evaluation, engagement, communications and promotion, and reduction of sediment loads into the Great Barrier Reef.
Last updated: 1 December 2021
This page should be cited as:
Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2021) Mary River - Site 1 Bank Stabilisation, WetlandInfo website, accessed 1 February 2023. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/mary-river-site-1-bank-stabilisation-5b61/