Thanks to everyone who celebrated Keep Australia Beautiful Week with us by providing much needed attention to this key area. The clean-up was sponsored by Brisbane Airport Corporation. Watch this space for our next planting and clean-up events at Gibson Island.
Instead of a degraded, weed infested and neglected buffer to Aquarium Passage, we envisage a full riparian vegetation community.
Instead of the region attracting dumping and illegal land use, we plan for there to be a protected landscape amenity.
In April we were successful with a Landcare Australia Coca-Cola Coastal Protection Grant for this restoration project!
Video from August 2018 (2 mins)
Involvement from industry and the community is helping:
- protect threatened wildlife including nesting birds, mammals and marine species
- protect the mangrove-lined waterway from erosion and sedimentation
- prevent sedimentation and potential pollution from overall industrial precinct and roadway
On Earth Day, 22nd April, we launched the Gibson Island Rehabilitation Project. Local industries and our members, volunteers and friends gathered to contribute to the environmental and social health of this industrial region and the significant estuarine areas of Aquarium Passage.
Guests included the Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta and the State Member for Bulimba Di Farmer.
Read about the launch event.
Where is this project site at Gibson Island?
The map below shows the Gibson Island project site (red line) and our other nearby project sites (green stars). It site is at Paringa Rd, Murarrie. Click on map to view larger size map.
Environment and Industry working together for waterways, wildlife and people
SUPPORTERS OF THE GIBSON ISLAND REHABILITATION PROJECT
INDUSTRY PARTNERS / SUPPORTERS
ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERS / SUPPORTERS