The Resilient Rivers Initiative 2015-2025 was created in December 2014 with the aim of collaboratively improving the health and resilience of South East Queensland's catchments, rivers and Moreton Bay. A 10 year strategy was released in 2015 identifying its vision.
"By 2045, the catchments of South East Queensland (SEQ) will support a resilient, productive, liveable and growing region".
The Vision has the following goals:
The development of a Logan-Albert Catchment Action Plan 2017-2020 arose from the strategy identifying priority on ground and policy actions with the purpose to:
Council is currently working towards the delivery of several actions from the Logan-Albert Catchment Action Plan for the 2019-2020 financial year. These actions include a series of landholder engagement, weed treatment works and environmental education events.
As the Mid-Logan reach has undergone significant change through urban and peri-urban growth, this area suffers from severe stream bank and in channel erosion resulting in increased sediment and nutrient loading into the waterway.
Scenic Rim Regional Council is working on the delivery of a riparian project within the Mid-Logan focal reach. The project, which has a very strong focus on landholder and stakeholder engagement has the following key objectives:
In 2019, Logan and Scenic Rim councils collaborated with private landowners to plant 4,500 trees along a stretch of the Logan River at Woodhill and Allenview.
Another 3,000 trees are scheduled to be planted along the riverbank at Allenview as part of Stage Two.
These native trees have been planted along the banks of the Logan River to reduce sediment loss, protect against severe weather events, and ultimately, improve the water quality and health of Moreton Bay.
Read the Council of Mayors' press release here.
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Council officers have conducted weed treatment works in the Logan Catchment area, specifically for Cat's Claw.
Environmental Education Events like the Scenic Rim Carp Cup help inform Scenic Rim residents about local issues.