Riverbank restoration project

Council has secured funding for riverbank restoration works in a variety of locations throughout Townsville. The works will restore the banks of Townsville’s river systems, prevent future sediment loss into the Great Barrier Reef and increase the environment’s ability to resist impact and recover from natural disasters.

Works are scheduled to take place between May 2021 and June 2022.

Residents close to proposed work sites will be updated with specific details about the works and timing prior to any work commencing.

The work will include:

  • The repair of severely eroded river and creek banks, reducing future sediment loss into the Great Barrier Reef catchment
  • Tree planting, revegetation, and other restoration activities in degraded river/creek areas
  • Increasing our understanding of the risk of future disasters on the environment
  • Improvement in the ability of the local environment to resist impact and recover from natural disasters.

Work locations

Ross River

  • Bicentennial Park
  • Bowen Road to Mabin Street
  • Mabin Street to Sherriff Park
  • South bank upstream of Rooney's Bridge
  • Village and Fairfield Waters
  • Upper Ross (Kelso)

Black River

  • Black River Mouth
  • Lores Ct to White Rd
  • Plumeria Road

Other locations

  • Goondaloo Creek Douglas
  • Bluewater Creek
  • Bohle River (Shaw Road)
  • Crystal Creek (Daly Rd)

This project is proudly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

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