Damian Leeding Memorial Park Foreshore stabilisation project
The Damian Leeding Memorial Park foreshore stabilisation project was undertaken by the City in 2018. This project is part of a 2.5-kilometre rehabilitation project planned for Regatta Parklands and Damian Leeding Memorial Park.
The foreshore along the Coomera River at Damian Leeding Memorial Park was undergoing significant erosion causing a risk to infrastructure and public safety. There was also concern that the river could break into the recreational lake.
The objectives of this project were to:
protect the foreshore bank from erosion and potential future flood events;
create a safe river foreshore for park users;
protect the foreshore from boat wash;
improve water quality and river health;
create mangrove habitat for fish, crabs, aquatic and terrestrial wildlife;
recycle and reuse old hardwood trees and fallen trees to stabilise the foreshore bank; and
implement a more natural and permanent solution to bank stabilisation.
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The project is currently being monitored by the City. To date, officers have discovered that:
the bank has adjusted to a natural bank profile;
sediment is building behind the logs;
there has been a high success rate of mangrove seedling growth; and