How We Can Help:
The Waterways team is dedicated to working with landholders to achieve big outcomes within the waterways space. Our motto is that we get stuff done and it’s done to a high standard. We work closely with our local landholders to ensure that their goals and our goals align. The team brings a vast array of experience, skills and knowledge to tackle the challenges around streambank remediation activities and building resilience within riparian zones.
The team is responsible for implementing a range of streambank and gully remediation projects including activities such as bank battering, rock revetment, rock groynes, pile fields, rock chutes, root balls and other woody debris structures. All sites are supported by active revegetation and on-going site maintenance until the environment is self-sustaining. Additionally, the team co-designs practice change initiatives which provides one-on-one education for landholders and financial support for best practice riparian management.
Reef Catchment’s river restoration projects seek to advance science and standards of practice of river restoration through promoting a catchment scale approach to remediation that accounts for the various values derived from our waterways. We promote partnerships that help to sustain water quality, riparian health and build community commitment to the healthy management of our rivers and creeks.
Our activities within the region’s waterways are guided by the Reef 2050 Water Quality Improvement Plan and aim to improve the quality of water flowing to the Great Barrier Reef.