DISASTER RECOVERY PROJECT
REPAIRING THE LAND TO BUILD RESILIENCE
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.
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.
- Engineered rock walls
Daintree and Mossman catchments in the Douglas region, the Herbert catchment in the Hinchinbrook region, and the Johnstone catchment in the Cassowary Coast region.
River Improvement Trusts
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.
This project is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
THE PROJECT IN ACTION