Queensland Government funded project to restore waterwaysimage of Healthy Country catchments for South East Queensland

The $8 million ‘Healthy Country’ project supported communities, farmers and scientists to work together to improve water quality in South East Queensland’s catchments and Moreton Bay.

An estimated average of more than 315,000 tonnes of sediment is discharged to Moreton Bay each year from various sources across South East Queensland.

The four-year Healthy Country project focused on ways to reduce sediments and nutrients entering our waterways locally and in the Bay.

The focus was on three priority catchments, Logan and Bremer Rivers and Lockyer Creek, which have been shown to contribute the majority of sediment to Moreton Bay.

There were four sub-projects under Healthy Country led by:

The project focused on reducing non-urban diffuse source pollutant loads that were identified in the SEQ Healthy Waterways Strategy as a major contributor to poor water quality and reduced aquatic ecosystem health.


Latest News

New Publication: Healthy Country Science and Planning Final Report

New Publication: Healthy Country Report 2007-2011

Video: Instream vegetation management Watch Now

Award: A double win for Healthy Country partners at the Healthy Waterways Awards. Read More

Reports: Sediment Reduction Reports for Lockyer, Bremer and Knapp Creek Read More

Newsletter: South East Queensland Floods 2011 Creeks, streambanks and paddocks

2 New Reports: Impacts of rainfall events in Lockyer focal area (January 2011) Read More


New Report: Phase 2 Report: Rehabilitation priorities Bremer focal area - June 2010

Sustainable Land Management: Project updates (2010)
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Saving Sediment in the Lockyer Read More

Leaky Weirs Read More

Publication: Rehabilitation Priorities Knapp Creek Read More

On-ground works to prevent sediment runoff April 2010 Read More

Sediment losses from Horticulture quantified Read More

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