Queensland Government investment restores Neurum Creek

Queensland Government investment restores Neurum Creek

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Neurum Creek suffered extensive damage after the January 2013 floods
Extensive engineering works to restore the creek bank 
SEQ Catchments CEO Simon Warner. Member for Glasshouse Andrew Powell, Mary and Peter Brough 
Peter and Mary Brough own a grazing property 
The site after planting 
Chief Operating Officer Tony Costantini inspecting the plantings 
Interview with WIN TV News
Many landholders suffered significant damage during the January 2013 floods and thanks to a $150,000 investment from the Queensland Government, a badly eroded section of Neurum Creek has been successfully restored.

The creek running through Peter & Mary Brough’s grazing property, had become highly unstable and eroded, which caused large volumes of sediment to be deposited in Somerset Dam. 
Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, said the project was delivered as part of the Queensland Regional Natural Resources Management Investment Program.

“This is an exceptional program that delivers wins all round – wins for the landowners, wins for the downstream water users and wins for the Environment as a whole,” Mr Powell said.

Simon Warner, CEO from SEQ Catchments, the not-for-profit group funded to deliver the works, said the funding would help improve the health of Neurum Creek.

“This funding demonstrates the commitment of the Queensland Government to make significant investment into local communities for the restoration of our local creeks,” Mr Warner said. 

“It is estimated that in excess of 20,000 tonnes of sediment was lost from the property during the January 2013 floods and transported downstream into the Dam,” he said.

“These restoration works will help stabilise this creek bank, protecting the Brough’s highly valuable grazing land and will also have water quality benefits further downstream as well as help increase the resilience of this creek to future floods.”

“Our main objective at Neurum Creek has been to increase the resilience of the creek by controlling erosion, stabilising the creek banks and revegetating the river banks.”

Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said the Newman Government supported the productive and responsible management of natural resources for the benefit of all Queenslanders.

“This project delivers on our commitment to address bread and butter environmental issues across the state through our Natural Resource Management program,” Mr Cripps said.

“I’m pleased to see the funding provided by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines and SEQ Catchments’ hard work deliver such valuable projects to improve local waterways.”

Six waterways across South East Queensland are being restored thanks to funding from the Queensland Government, under the Queensland Regional NRM Investment Program. 

The six sites include:

• Enoggera Creek
• Neurum Creek
• Kedron Brook
• Brisbane River, Myrtle Town
• Schulz Canal
• Brisbane River at Fig Tree Pocket

Further information: Sibel Korhaliller, 0488 713 340

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