REPAIRING THE LAND TO BUILD RESILIENCE

Overview

This project is repairing monsoon-battered river and creek banks across four catchments in the Wet Tropics region.  We are implementing a range of engineered solutions combined with revegetation work.

Background

Extreme flooding events in the 2018-19 wet season caused significant stream bank erosion, washing away productive farmland and increasing sediment loads in waterways flowing to the Great Barrier Reef.

Solutions 

  • Engineered rock walls
  • Benching
  • Battering
  • Revegetation

Locations

Daintree and Mossman catchments in the Douglas region, the Herbert catchment in the Hinchinbrook region, and the Johnstone catchment in the Cassowary Coast region.

Partners

Landholders
River Improvement Trusts
Councils
Local contractors and service providers

Achievements so far

  • Stage 1 and 2 programs are underway, including earthworks, rock works and tree-planting to stabilise river and creek banks.
  • Repairs completed on four sites.

Funders

This project is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

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