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Oaky Creek Wetland Reinstatement

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Landholders

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Logan Focal Area Local Committee

Landholders

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

6 September 2011

End date

1 February 2012

Summary

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

This project will involve two landholders working together to reinstate a wetland that flows over the boundaries of both properties. Work on this property will involve the extension of a current wetland with a diversion bank and fencing to reduce stock impact during the wet season.

Engineering works carried out in this project will include the removal of sediment and an extension of the current wetland area. Soil and sediment removed from this area will be used to create a diversion bank to divert water into the wetland from the adjoining property. Sediment that is not captured by the dam will be spread over the wetland area to settle.

Soil and sediment removed from this area will be used to create a diversion bank to divert water into the wetland from the adjoining property. Sediment that is not captured by the dam will be spread over the wetland area to settle.

A fence will be constructed to exclude stock from entering the wetland during the wet season. The landholder will also construct a fence to exclude stock from entering the wetland during the wet season.

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

Benefits

This project will:
  • improve water quality in Oaky Creek in the Logan River catchment and address the interrelated water and land management issues that are contributing to nutrients and sediment entering waterways
  • carry out engineering works to remove sediment and extend the current wetland area.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1773

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Oaky Creek Wetland Reinstatement, 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-wetland-reinstatement-b213/>.

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