Old wooden jetty on Oxley Creek

About the corridor

Oxley Creek is the Brisbane River's longest tributary and has the largest catchment of any creek within the city.

Oxley Creek and its surrounds have endured a long history of agriculture, extractive mining, industrial uses, unregulated landfilling activities, illegal dumping and wastewater treatment operations. Today, the corridor remains one of the city’s most diverse and productive areas.


The History

Oxley Creek has always been a hard-working creek. Sustaining Indigenous life for millennia, it was also the lifeblood of colonial Brisbane, supplying sand for construction, water for farming and a means of transportation. 

The Catchment

Oxley Creek is the Brisbane River's longest tributary and has the largest catchment of any creek within the city. When it reaches the Brisbane River it has passed through Logan, Ipswich and Brisbane local government areas. The creek is also one of our most urbanised and polluted waterways.

The Habitat

Oxley Creek's riparian bushland, forests, wetland systems and open spaces host internationally significant habitats which support hundreds of wildlife species from yellow-bellied gliders to koalas and red-capped robins. 

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