Catchment Solutions is leading the remediation of large-scale erosion at the Collinsdale property located about 30 kilometres north of Rockhampton.
The Collinsdale property is situated in the Garnant locality. This project involves the rehabilitation of large scale gully erosion using earthworks to reshape and fill the erosion scar, with about 20,000m3 of material to be moved and reshaped. Following reshaping, the site will be seeded and mulched to protect the top soil. The site will then be planted by Conservation Volunteers Australia with a mixture of native trees and bushes to enhance re-vegetation of the site.
To protect the site following remediation, fencing of the site and surrounding catchment along Louisa Creek will be undertaken. This fencing will be combined with the installation of off-stream watering points.
On behalf on Catchment Solutions, Neilly Group Engineering has undertaken flood modelling and a detailed design to undertake the remediation of the large-scale gully erosion. The attached video outlines the site planning and monitoring undertaken to obtain relevant government support and approval.
This project has been endorsed by the Reef Trust Technical Working Group (Gully and Stream Bank Erosion Control Program) and approved by the Department of Environment and Energy.
The project will be tendered in May 2019, with the project earthworks expected to begin by August 2019.
This project is funded by the Australia Government through the Reef Trust Program.