Conduct riparian restoration work in high priority locations, including activities like weed control, bank stabilisation, off creek stock water points and revegetation.
Why it is important?
Healthy waterways are the lifeblood of our region. They are vital to ensuring our communities, industries and natural systems continue to thrive. Targeted restoration of high priority riparian sites will contribute to improved water quality, biodiversity outcomes, social and economic returns, farm sustainability and increased tourism opportunities. Restoration in areas that are highly visible also provides community awareness raising opportunities.
Examples of Local Action
- Revegetation and weed control (aquatic and terrestrial) along Peterson’s Creek (upstream and downstream of Gillies Highway).
- Protection of riparian areas from cattle eg. fencing, off creek watering.
Contribution to Regional Priority
R-CM 9: Priority Waterways Restoration
Systematically and strategically conduct riparian restoration projects to improve the health of our region’s waterways, including the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.