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Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) - RC S1 Whitsunday Creeks (DR5006)

Website/Report

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Project lead

Partnerships

Industries

Other

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

NDRRA - joint Commonwealth and State

Funding amount

$280,776

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 July 2017

End date

June 2019

Summary

Loading debris and sediment from the creeks and hauling to stockpile sites. Debris and sediment mulching.

Benefits

In total, 88 projects were completed by 30 June 2019. These included:
  • 67 on-ground works to repair riparian zones and watercourses damaged by the extreme weather event. Works included re-sloping, stabilisation and revegetation of banks to improve long-term stability and build resilience.
  • 21 mapping projects to improve mapping and data collection of the impacted area and inform location of on-ground works. Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data obtained through these projects is available via the Queensland Spatial Information Database.
The works have increased resilience in the impacted regions and have resulted in improved water quality, increased riparian vegetation connectivity and decreased erosion.

Approximately 290,000 tonnes of sediment have been prevented from polluting the coastline every year; including the Great Barrier Reef and Moreton Bay environments.

Natural Disaster Relief and Recover Arrangements Summary Report

Lesson

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Last updated: 23 March 2021

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2021) Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) - RC S1 Whitsunday Creeks (DR5006), WetlandInfo website, accessed 30 August 2021. Available at: https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/natural-disaster-relief-and-recovery-arrangements-ndrra-rc-s1-whitsunday-creeks-2a6e/

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