Working Wetlands—Healthy Farms: Promoting BMP for Wetland Management in Agriculture—Tibaldi, North Mossman Wetland
CRC Pest and Re-vegetation Unit
Queensland Wetlands Program
On-ground work, Education extension
Case study type
Queensland Government and Australian Government (Reef Rescue) as part of the Queensland Wetlands Program
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.
Last updated: 16 May 2015
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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, .