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Protecting catchments

Discover how we're protecting our catchments, and how you can play your part.

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Coomera Catchment Management Plans

Several catchment and waterway management plans, studies and on-ground projects have been developed for the catchment as listed below:

  • Environmental Inventory of the Coomera River Catchment and its Tributaries (WBM, 2003)
  • Coombabah Creek Environmental Inventory Management Plan (GHD, 2003)
  • Coombabah Creek Catchment Stormwater and Waterway Management Plan& (KBR, 2007)
  • Saltwater Creek Foreshore Master Plan (Griffith University & Belleng VDM, 2008)
  • Draft Saltwater Creek Stormwater Management Plan (BMT WBM, 2010)

Restoration projects

Coomera River Estuary Stabilisation Project, Damian Leeding Memorial Park

In 2015 the Coomera River foreshore in the upper estuary at the Damian Leeding Memorial Park was experiencing severe erosion and destabilisation of the bank. The City managed an innovative and multi-focused restoration treatment to stabilise the foreshore. An erosion assessment commenced in 2016 and the stabilisation works were finished in April 2018. These works protect the foreshore bank from erosion and keep our park safe. The project also improves the river health and creates mangrove and fish habitat. Hardwood trees and fallen trees were used for this unique project.

Our Catchment Management Unit commenced a five year monitoring program with third year science students from Griffith University. Observations so far include:

  • sediment deposition around the logs
  • no more fallen trees
  • new mangrove seedlings growing along the foreshore
  • birds, fish and other aquatic fauna using the site.

For more information check out the video and fact sheet on our Damian Leeding Memorial Park page.

Regatta Parklands Riparian Community Replanting Project

West of Damian Leeding Memorial Park is a future public park in the making. Since 2007 the Coomera River Catchment Group has been planting the one-kilometre-long riparian buffer to the Coomera River with over 40,000 plants.

The native plants, suitable to the foreshore, will provide long-term bank stability and ecological health to the Coomera River.

There are another 20,000 plants remaining for the community to plant at the Regatta Parklands. The City undertakes annual monitoring of the river bank along the parklands.

Further information

For further information and advice, contact us on 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326) or 07 5582 8211.

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