Little McCreadys Creek Rehabilitation Project

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Revegetation and naturaisation of an urban drain – Little McCreadys Creek. 720m long

Project aims included:
• Improve and treat water quality runoff from built up urban areas and improve the quality of water flowing into estuarine and Great Barrier Reef habitats.
• Increase in the amount of habitat available for biodiversity including the provision for Fish Passage.
• Local costed out example of naturalised/vegetated waterways versus mown swales in the provision of water quality and ecosystem services, as well as ongoing maintenance and operational costs.
• Improved visual amenity of the local area, and opportunities to engage with the community.
• Re-establish riparian vegetation and ecosystem service values in the McCreadys Creek catchment, including Channel Stability.
• Increased coordination between terrestrial and aquatic land managers and improve the knowledge of local government to better manage naturalised waterways that drain urban areas.

Monitoring Organisation Mackay Regional Council

Name Luke Galea

Phone 4961 9181

Email luke.galea@mackay.qld.gov.au

Position in organisation Supervisor Waterways Team

Activity Type stormwater/wastewater management (e.g installation of improved management systems)

Activity Indicators water quality in freshwater river basins

Activity location Pioneer catchment

Frequency of monitoring

Monitoring Start Date 01/10/2015

30/06/2016

Location of monitoring data

Date quality / confidence

Collaborators MRC, Reef Catchments, Australian Wetland Consulting

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