Reducing sediment loads to Moreton Bay through creek bank rehabilitation.
Healthy Land & Water’s Three Mile Scrub project is helping protect the lower Brisbane River and downstream Moreton Bay Ramsar Wetland by reducing sediment loads entering Moreton Bay.
The project is engaging and educating the community in ways to improve the natural environment, waterways and water quality.
About the project
- Reducing sediment loads entering Moreton Bay.
- Engaging and educating the community.
- Regenerating the riparian corridor.
- Bank stabilisation, weed removal and revegetation.
Why this project is important
Three Mile Scrub is situated along the banks of Enoggera Creek and is an area of significant historical and botanical importance.
Bank erosion of the creek, due to historic habitat clearing, has resulted in sediment flowing downstream into the Brisbane River and subsequently the Moreton Bay Ramsar Wetland.
Vine weeds also threaten the riparian canopy along this stretch of creek, and if left untreated they may kill the canopy trees and result in further destabilisation and erosion of the creek bank.
This project is supported by Healthy Land & Water, through funding from the Australian Government’s Environment Restoration Fund.
This project is being delivered in partnership with Brisbane City Council, Save Our Waterways Now, Oxley Creek Catchment Association , Traditional Owners and Jagera Daran.
The project is undertaking large scale bank stabilisation, removing invasive weeds and revegetating nine hectares of Three Mile Scrub with local native species, typical of the area’s ecosystem. Long stem planting of natives is also occurring along the creek bank.
As part of the project, Healthy Land & Water delivered a community planting day to plant more than 500 trees, shrubs and ground covers along the creek in Davidson Street Park.
The project is regenerating the riparian corridor and returning the area back to its remnant ecosystem and reducing sediment loads flowing into Moreton Bay, improving water quality and habitat for many threatened species.