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Water spreading banks case study

Changing the flow at Broadmeadows - Protecting the Nankin Wetlands

Broadmeadows is a beef grazing property owned and operated by the Lang Family, located 13kms east of Rockhampton, on the banks of Nankin Creek. The Nankin Wetlands lagoon cover a significant area of the property. As such, it is the property owners desire to keep this area free from invasive weeds, sedimentary silt and salt scalding, with the aim of maintaining a sound environmental state whilst ensuring optimal water quality standards are met.

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31/07/2017

Case Study: Boonal Downs

Queensland Regional NRM Investment Program

The DeBonis have observed improvements to ground cover and erosion since implementing the rotational grazing system. This regeneration highlighted the need to take further action in protecting the area around Magenta Creek in Cultivation Paddock 3, previously used for both cropping and grazing. To assist in implementing this plan, the DeBoni family accessed funding from Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA) under the Queensland Regional NRM Investment Program.

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31/07/2017

Fitzroy Basin awareness campaign 2017

Tilapia - Stop the Spread

Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) is an aggressive pest fish regarded as one of the greatest threats to Australia’s aquatic ecosystem. They are a highly successful invasive species due to a number of key characteristics: rapid reproduction with maternal care, adaptable food requirements and tolerance for a wide range of aquatic habitats. Tilapia have progressively established populations in waterways throughout the south-east and northern Queensland and Western Australia since the 1970s.

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01/07/2017

Customised support case study

FBA customised support for the Moore Family of Dovecot

Louis and Noel Moore purchased Dovecot in 2001, a 4700 hectare property 20km south of Rockhampton, between Mount Morgan and Bouldercombe. Despite encountering obstacles during their period of ownership , Dovecot is flourishing. The Moore family claim the turning point arrived when they enlisted one-on-one support from Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. and the National Landcare Programme (NLP).

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01/07/2017

Additional funding leads to significant increase in hatching rates

Nest protection for vulnerable Fitzroy River Turtles

For over a decade, Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA) and Greening Australia have teamed together to protect iconic Fitzroy River Turtles from predation. However, by securing corporate partners to complement funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme, the two organisations have exponentially increased their nest protection efforts over the past two years.

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14/06/2017

Wetlands and coastal scrub species just a few of the winners arising from dune restoration

Farnborough Beach Dune Restoration project

Farnborough Beach is part of the internationally-recognised Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar site. Its dunes form a natural buffer between the water and the terrestrial and wetland habitats within Byfield National Park. These Farnborough dunes have been slowly eroding.

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12/06/2017

Improving fish passage in the Fitzroy Basin

Improving fish passage in the Fitzroy Basin

Many of our native fish species need to be able to migrate between fresh and salt water to complete their life cycle. Barriers such as roads, dams and weirs can prevent fish passage. Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. is working in priority areas across the Fitzroy Basin to improve fish passage by installing fish ways or fish ladders to allow access to upstream freshwater systems. In this video you can see two fishways we have installed, one at Moores Creek and the other at the Rockhampton Barrage. This work has been possible through funding from the Australian Government's Reef Program.

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17/04/2017

Fitzroy River Turtle

Protecting Fitzroy River Turtle's Nests

Fitzroy Basin Association's (FBA) Cassandra Tracey and Greening Australia's Kymberly Robinson sharing the Fitzroy River Turtle story. Over 190 nests have been projected, more than double the previous year's result. This project is supported by Fitzroy Basin Assoication Inc through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme and the Santos GLNG project.

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08/03/2017

Fish hotels

Yeppen Lagoon Fish Hotels

The Yeppen Lagoon had limited submerged large woody debris, which is necessary to provide both an important food source as well as habitat for the lagoon’s native freshwater fish. With the help of Rockhampton Regional Council, providing access to the site and through funding from the Australian Government’s Reef Programme, FBA installed 10 new fish hotels as habitat for juvenille fish. The hotels consist of interconnected and stacked hardwood log towers in one of the Fitzroy Floodplains largest and deepest lagoons, the Yeppen Lagoon. This project was supported by Fitzroy Basin Association, through the Australian Government's Reef Programme.

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07/03/2017