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Oaky Creek Gully Stabilisation and Exclusion Fencing: Salisbury

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Australian Government (Healthy Country Extension Project - Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Australian Government (Healthy Country Extension Project - Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Local landholder committee

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 October 2011

End date

1 April 2012

Summary

This project addresses the objectives of the Oaky Creek Catchment Restoration Project. It will work with the community within a defined focal area to deliver on-ground works to improve water quality in local waterways and Moreton Bay.

The property is currently used for grazing and consists of one 300ha paddock of mostly native pastures.

Stock access water from the stream, which is causing significant erosion on its banks. This stream runs directly into Oaky Creek. Works proposed for this project will include land type fencing, exclusion fencing and erosion control.

The landholder will implement improved management practices for soil health outcomes by fencing off the main stream to reduce the impact of continuous grazing. The landholder has agreed to exclude stock from this area to allow for the rejuvenation of native vegetation. Two off-stream water points are to be established to assist in stream rehabilitation.

Engineering works carried out in this project will prevent gully heads from developing further through a number of diversion banks and the construction of a dam. Water will be redirected over the floodplain and discharged through a stable drainage line. A crossing will be cut to assist fence construction across the steep stream banks and allow for a stable stock route. Grazing management will also be improved by splitting the current paddock into three smaller paddocks to allow rotation of stock.

A significant monitoring program will be conducted by the SEQC water monitoring team.

This project is part of the Healthy Country Extension project funded through the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program. The project will be enhanced by similar works across the catchment on neighbouring properties aimed at improving water quality and reducing sediment loss within the catchment.

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality and address the interrelated water and land management issues contributing to nutrients and sediment entering Oaky Creek and subsequently Moreton Bay. Construction of diversion banks and a dam to redirect water over the floodplain and down a stable drainage line.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1783

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Oaky Creek Gully Stabilisation and Exclusion Fencing: Salisbury, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/oaky-creek-gully-stabilisation-and-exclusion-fencing-salisbury-d347/>.

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