Southern Pioneer Floodplain Lagoon
Reef Catchments (formally MWNRM)
Conservation Volunteers Australia
Pioneer Integrated Catchment Landcare Group
Mackay City Council
On-ground work, Monitoring
Case study type
Conservation Volunteers Australia and Pioneer Integrated Catchment Landcare Group
Sandringham Lagoon is a 2.2km flood plain lagoon that was almost completely covered in weeds. In most areas this weed mat was over 1m thick. The works achieved the removal of 30,000 tonnes of weed matting. The project also undertook monitoring of water quality, fish sampling and bird observations. A fishway was constructed, as were three sediment retention basins downstream of the lagoon to create habitat along the cane drain linking the lagoon to the estuary. The banks were re-vegetated, and public education days were held. Landholder engagement was strong.
As a result of this project:
Last updated: 16 May 2015
This page should be cited as:
Southern Pioneer Floodplain Lagoon, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, .