Rehabilitation at Mimosa Creek

Mimosa CreekAt the beginning of this year we started a rehabilitation project at Mimosa Creek, Kessels Road, Macgregor.

It was funded by the Brisbane City Council Sustainability and Environment program grant. The funded maintenance part of the project is almost finished.  Now, following the end of the grant funding, we will continue to maintain the works over a 2 year period, with in-kind catchment group support.

Through this project we have been improving the environmental corridor and habitat for wildlife that relies on the area for food and shelter.

A section of the Kessels Rd site in January 2016.

A section of the Kessels Rd site in January 2016.

The project involved:

  • Weed control in 3 zones, total of 760 sq metres.
  • Mulch spread to create riparian nodes.
  • Planting of 540 natives (canopy, shrub and groundcovers)
  • Plants staked with bamboo.
  • Maintenance of the plantings for 7 months.
Part of the site following the first planting. April 2016.

Part of the site following the first planting. April 2016.

Community Benefits

We have now removed the weed species that could have easily spread downstream via flooding and within the vicinity by birds.

There has been an increase in the floristic diversity, leading to improvement of habitat for wildlife and viability of the Mimosa Creek wildlife corridor, connecting to Bulimba Creek.

There has also been a big improvement in the visual amenity of the parkland area.

 

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