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Protection and Restoration of Swamp Tea-tree Forest: Kentville Road

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Powerlink (GreenWorks program)

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Powerlink (GreenWorks program)

Australian Government (Caring for our Country program)
Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 May 2011

End date

31 March 2012

Summary

Swamp tea-tree (Melaleuca irbyana) forest is considered endangered under Commonwealth and Queensland legislation. With funding provided through Powerlink GreenWorks and with support from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program, SEQ Catchments is providing support, advice and financial incentives to assist landholders in the region to conserve and enhance remnant and regrowth swamp tea-tree forest.

The landholder has completed Level 3 Property Management Planning training provided by SEQ Catchments and through this has developed a project action plan for implementation

Project activities include:
  • controlling environmental weeds (mother-of-millions) within 0.6ha of swamp tea-tree forest by using the hand pull method.
  • constructing 0.5km of fencing to allow for improved grazing management
  • supplementing natural remnant regrowth by re-vegetating with 200 local native species within the project area.

Proposed project monitoring and maintenance:
  • establish one standard photo-point to monitor changes in land condition over time and take ‘before and after’ photographs
  • carry out site condition assessment with assistance from SEQ Catchments staff.

This project will:
  • protect and enhance 17ha in the Kentville area, Lockyer catchment, including 0.6ha of swamp tea-tree forest RE 12.9-10.11/12.3.3c
  • improve biodiversity in the Kentville area, Lockyer catchment, by improving the condition of endangered swamp tea tree forest through weed control, grazing management and re-vegetation
  • carry out weed control of environmental weeds
  • construct 0.5km of fencing to allow for improved grazing management
  • establish re-vegetation with local native species within the project area.

Benefits

(not documented)

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1708

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Protection and Restoration of Swamp Tea-tree Forest: Kentville Road, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/protection-and-restoration-of-swamp-tea-tree-forest-kentville-road-393d/>.

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