Riverbank Restoration Project
|Goal||4. A sustainable destination that embraces and participates in the arts, sports and events and recreational activities.|
|Strategic Purpose||Environmental restoration and increase the environment’s ability to resist impact, and recover from, natural disasters.|
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.
- Bicentennial Park, Hermit Park - COMPLETE
- Bowen Road to Mabin Street
- Mabin Street to Sherriff Park
- South bank upstream of Rooney's Bridge - COMPLETE
- Village and Fairfield Waters
- Upper Ross (Kelso) - COMPLETE
- Black River Mouth
- Lores Ct to White Rd - COMPLETE
- Plumeria Road
- Goondaloo Creek, Douglas - COMPLETE
- Bluewater Creek, Bluewater - COMPLETE
- Bohle River (Shaw Road) - COMPLETE
- Crystal Creek (Daly Rd) - COMPLETE
James Cook University has kindly donated 700 native plants to assist in the natural restoration of the Goondaloo Creek project site.
This project is proudly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
Assistance provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).