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Upper Mary Weed Vine Project


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Project lead





On-ground work

Case study type


Funding source

Australian Government National Landcare Program

Funding amount


In-kind contribution


Start date

15 September 2020

End date

30 June 2021


Hinterland Bush Links is well advanced in the eradication of weed vine infestations in the sub-catchments of the Upper Mary River. Following successful eradication at the top of these sub-catchments, work is gradually moving downstream towards the confluence of tributaries with the Mary River main trunk. This includes Harper Creek, Elaman Creek, Chinaman Creek, Booloumba Creek and Little Yabba Creek. Work along the main trunk of the Mary River has now advanced to the stretch upstream from Grigor bridge in Conondale.

Cats Claw Creeper and Madeira Vine smother, kill and collapse native vegetation, causing stream banks to slump and dump sediment loads into the water. Dutchman’s Pipe is toxic to the larvae of the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly which is listed as vulnerable in Queensland. These flora species will be targeted with on-ground works.


The largest benefit to the project site and the Upper Mary Catchment as a whole, is the recovery of healthy and highly biodiverse terrestrial and aquatic habitats, and the stabilisation of streamside vegetation.


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Reference ID


Last updated: 27 January 2023

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2023) Upper Mary Weed Vine Project, WetlandInfo website, accessed 25 June 2024. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment, Science and Innovation