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Stabilisation of Buttha Campground 2, Buttha Creek, Poona

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

City Farm

Volunteers

Queensland Government

Industries

Other

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Australian Government / NRM

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

1 December 2011

End date

31 October 2012

Summary

This project protects the Buttha Creek estuary from the impacts of vehicles and camping (erosion, slumping, weeds and rubbish). Recreational activities have caused damage to the tidal flats and creek bank. The project closes off camping ground 2.

Actions include:
  • Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) installing bollards encased in wire to block off existing track
  • ripping the track and contours to divert water; diversion mounds stabilise and collect soil, silt socks further stabilise soil.
  • gabion baskets placed by QPWS to repair slumping
  • weed removal (Pine wildling, Lantana) supervised by QPWS staff
  • City Farm staff and volunteers undertaking revegetation and weed removal
  • information and interpretation signage about the Great Sandy Strait Ramsar site and Go Slow Below zone developed with consultation with Department of Environment and Resource Management Marine Parks
  • 2 cameras placed at the closed-off entrances; one at the registration bay, and one between Buttha campgrounds 1 and 2, to determine vehicle compliance and follow-up monitoring.

Benefits

  • Improved essential habitat for migratory wader birds of International significance
  • improved habitat.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

(none)

Last updated: 26 July 2017

This page should be cited as:

Stabilisation of Buttha Campground 2, Buttha Creek, Poona, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/stabilisation-of-buttha-campground-2-buttha-creek-poona-3f1b/>.

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