Catchment Solutions have recently (August 2019) commenced on-ground works at the Collinsdale erosion remediation project site. The primary erosion remediation site is located at the Collinsdale Station, which is situated on the southern side of the Fitzroy River, in Garnant, approximately 30km from Rockhampton. The 450ha cattle property is situated within the Louisa Creek catchment and has been identified through Paddock to Reef modelling as contributing the 10th highest load of sediment to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from the Fitzroy basin area.
The Reef Trust IV Erosion Remediation project area includes the rehabilitation of large-scale gully erosion, using earthworks to reshape and fill the erosion scar, with the project, including;
Following the completion of earthworks, which is anticipated to be late 2019, the site will have irrigation installed and be seeded, mulched and revegetated to reduce rainfall impacts on the rehabilitated gully area. The adjacent property located directly upstream, the Bindaree station, will also include an additional 4km of streambank and gully fencing.