A combined Townsville Council, State Government, Commonwealth and
community based initiative to maintain and enhance our waterways in the
coastal dry tropics.

Increasing Community Engagement in Townsville Coastal Catchments for Biodiversity Project
Funded by the Australian Government's Caring for our Country program.

2011 Sub Projects

Activities and Events

Bluewater Creek | Bohle Northshore | Bohle Riparian | Bohle Wetland | Clemant Wetlands | Cocoa Creek | Community Nurseries | Creekwatch | Cungulla Foreshore | Cungulla Wetland | GBR Habitat | Geoffrey and Alma Bay | Horseshoe Bay Habitat | Horseshoe Bay School | M.I. Weed Awareness | Mundy Creek | Nelly Bay Catchment | Nelly Bay Turtle | Northern Beaches | Oak Valley Finch | Paluma Catchment | Petersen Creek | Rainforest Birds Book | Ross River | Rowes Bay Foreshore | Rowes Bay Wetlands | Saunders Beach | Toomulla Foreshore | Town Common Bike TrailTown Common Concept | Town Common Volunteers | Townsville Planning Scheme

Short Title: Bluewater Creek

Bluewater Creek Catchment Management and Riparian Zone Restoration

Location: Bluewater Creek catchment and riparian zone

Organisation: Bluewater Catchment Landcare Inc.

Project Summary:

The Bluewater Creek catchment has three distinct 'rural' land uses: broad scale grazing, protected areas (National Park) and rural residential or peri-urban blocks. The catchment would benefit from a coordinated approach to the management of the Bluewater Creek riparian corridor inclusive of the peri-urban areas.

In addition Cyclone Yasi has caused damage to the riparian vegetation allowing exotic species to become established in the understorey. Work is required to reduce the extent of exotic species and encourage natural regeneration of native species.

Completed actions and events:

Location: Lower Bluewater Creek riparian zone
Landowner: Various private landholders
Area: ~270 hectares (5 kilometres x 200 metres downstream of the highway and 8.5 kilometres x 200 metres upstream of the highway)

•    Planning of activities completed – March 2012
•    Singapore Daisy and other weeds cleared at Bruce Highway site - February/April 2012
•    Tree planting day with Bluewater School - 27 April 2012
•    Riparian landholders contacted with workshop overview - April 2012
•    Meeting to discuss project progress and VRM trials - 19 October 2012
•    Emails about removing plastic from creek side before rain - 18 December 2012
•    Final report received - 26 February 2013
•    Riparian management framework – 28 February 2013