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Working Wetlands—Healthy Farms: Promoting BMP for Wetland Management in Agriculture—Tibaldi, North Mossman Wetland

Website/Report

(not documented)

Project lead

Partnerships

Terrain

CRC Pest and Re-vegetation Unit

Queensland Wetlands Program

Industries

Cane farming

Activities

On-ground work, Education extension

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Queensland Government and Australian Government (Reef Rescue) as part of the Queensland Wetlands Program

Funding amount

$10,000

In-kind contribution

$5,000

Start date

(not documented)

End date

2010

Summary

A wetland was constructed on a 0.7ha area of previously farmed land at the base of a sugarcane property adjacent to an existing drain.

The wetland will capture the first flush of run-off following rainfall events. The wetland has been designed to incorporate a facility for the landholder to utilise his own machinery to maintain the wetland to remove and re-use the retained sediment as required.

The project also re-vegetated an area surrounding the wetland and re-established a vegetated corridor to link the hillside with the coastal fringe.

This wetland will provide a showpiece for the Mossman area to demonstrate farming best practice and provide a worked example to demonstrate to other farmers the benefits of wetlands.

The total cost of the constructed wetland was $80,000, while only $10,000 was sought from funding.

Benefits

(not documented)

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

(none)

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Working Wetlands—Healthy Farms: Promoting BMP for Wetland Management in Agriculture—Tibaldi, North Mossman Wetland, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/working-wetlands-healthy-farms-promoting-bmp-for-wetland-management-in-c646/>.

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