NQ Dry Tropics landscape remediation project officer Dan Hazelman at the gully remediation site on Strathmore Station.
Work begins on complicated Strathmore Station gully
Work is expected to start in September on LDC’s fourth large-scale gully on Strathmore Station near the Bowen River rodeo grounds, 1.3km from the Bower River bridge.
The location was selected by the Griffith University project team as a high-value site to reduce fine sediments entering the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.
Remediation will focus on a number of the highly-active gullies on a small right-hand tributary to Red Hill Creek, which joins Red Hill Creek about 2km upstream from the confluence of the creek and Bowen River.
The design has been led by engineering firms Verterra and Alluvium Consulting as an Unincorporated Joint Venture. They will manage the works which will be carried out by local contractors.
The works comprise :
- Re-shaping and soil amelioration of the northern gullies .
- Construction of a contour drain that will direct flows into a single-entry point.
- Construction of an in-channel rock chute to capture sediment.
- Soil amelioration of disturbed areas (sub-surface and surface).
- Soil amelioration and revegetation of disturbed gully and scalded areas.
- Installation of fencing around the works.
A field walk to inspect and discuss the gully remediation efforts will be held following the completion of works.
The other LDC large-scale gully sites in the BBB are at Glen Bowen, (you can read all about it in this edition), and Mt Wickham.