Belivah Creek Rehabilitation Project
The Belivah Creek catchment is located in the Logan suburb of Belivah. The riparian corridor is flagged for a staged rehabilitation by Logan Council, with a view to improve biodiversity and increase the connectivity of endangered lowland subtropical rainforest.
The rehabilitation project brings together a number of community stakeholders to collaboratively improve neighbouring land use, protect existing remnants and to expand the native vegetation buffering the creekline.
Bushcare Services has become involved with a new project phase working on rehabilitating a section of 400 metres of creekline, contracted by Logan Councils Natural Area department.
Restoration Works Included
- Knockdown weed control, targeting woody weeds such as Lantana, Devils Fig and Broad leaved Pepper Tree. Combination of manual cut and paint (chainsaw crew) and mechanical mulching of Lantana occupying the planting zones.
- Controlling exotic grasses, herbaceous weeds and Singapore Daisy that were prohibiting regeneration. Works involved initial foliar spraying, allowing the gradual expansion of a fringing regeneration area to expand and preparing to install mulch.
- The width of the creek buffer was expanded by an average of approximately 15-20m and planted out with native endemic species including some key rainforest species. 2500 native tubestock was planted including native ground covers and canopy sp.