Healthy Country Project Phase 1 Report: Monitoring and evaluation of restoration activities in three SEQ focal catchments
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The Healthy Country project is a Queensland Government funded ‘proof of concept’ initiative to demonstrate that bringing together the best science, planning and on ground implementation can significantly reduce non-urban diffuse source pollutants entering the waterways. It started in January 2008 with an $8 million investment to address erosion in the south-east Queensland region by targeting and trialing restoration activities in three priority subcatchments within the Bremer and Logan Rivers and Lockyer Creek catchments. The three focal subcatchments are in the upper Lockyer Creek, in the upper Bremer River and Knapp Creek in the Logan-Albert River. Project partners include the SEQ Healthy Waterways Partnership (SEQ HWP), SEQ Catchments Ltd, Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries (QPIF), Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation and the SEQ Traditional Owners Alliance (SEQTOA). As part of the project, three focal catchments have been selected to develop appropriate rehabilitation tools and techniques for the region. Key outputs include: (i) the development of methods to determine the primary sediment and nutrient sources, (ii) the design of tools that can be used to specify what works should occur where, (iii) the trial of different rehabilitation methods and (iv) the development of methods to monitor, evaluate and adapt land and waterways management actions.
Environmental Rehabilitation (excl Bioremediation)