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Upper Warrill Healthy Country: Lotz

Website/Report

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Project lead

Partnerships

Queensland Government (Healthy Country Project)

Landholder

Industries

(not documented)

Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Queensland Government (Healthy Country Project)

Landholder

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

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Start date

3 April 2014

End date

30 June 2014

Summary

This project is part of the on-ground implementation of the Upper Warrill Healthy Country project, an initiative supported by the Queensland State Government. The project will facilitate the control of stock by creating a new paddock on the property (sub-divisional fencing) and also fence off stock access to the creek. This will contribute to reducing sediment movement to the Warrill Creek, improving water quality and riparian health in the sub-catchment.

In addition, lomandra grass and Melaleuca bracteata (tee trees) and Callistemon (bottle brush trees) will be established along vulnerable creek bank area to improve creek bank stability and reduce creek bank erosion during medium to high creek flows.

This creek bank repair will also include stabilising a gully that is causing further erosion along the creek bank. The environmental benefit will include the rehabilitation of areas featuring endangered Regional Ecosystem 12.8.9, which is Lophostemon confertus open forest often with vine forest understorey (‘wet sclerophyll’) occurring on Cainozoic igneous rocks that tend to occur mostly in gullies and on exposed ridges on basalt’. Other species associated with this RE include Melaleuca bracteata (Callistemon) and associated riparian vegetation types.

The proponent will plant and maintain the lomandra plants and the trees planted along the bank. They will use photo-points to monitor riparian vegetation condition in the project area and supply photos of the completed fence.

This project will deliver:
  • 370m of sub-divisional fencing
  • 310m of riparian fencing
  • 225 lomandra plants planted
  • 175 Melaleuca bracteata and Callistemons stems planted
  • improved water quality in Warrill Creek by improving bank stability through riparian re-vegetation and riparian stock management.

Benefits

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Lesson

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Reference ID

SEQC2131

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Upper Warrill Healthy Country: Lotz, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/upper-warrill-healthy-country-lotz-d64f/>.

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