Strategic Corridor Restoration Plan
The Strategic Corridor Restoration Plan (Restoration Plan) will direct rehabilitation efforts within the Oxley Creek corridor to ensure a holistic approach that maximises environmental benefits across the whole corridor.
The Restoration Plan will draw together the Master Plan’s key environmental strategies into a single, ongoing and long-term major initiative.
Key environmental strategies covered by the Restoration Plan will include:
- waterway and bushland restoration
- re-establishment of national, state and citywide significant vegetation communities
- re-establishment of natural habitat and habitat connections
- contaminated site rehabilitation works
- stormwater management and treatment
- planning for ongoing maintenance of improved lands
- baselines and review points for measuring progress.
As a ‘living’ document, the Restoration Plan will set out prioritised upgrades and enhancements to waterways and key habitat areas, allowing for changes to priorities over time as initiatives are completed and new issues or opportunities arise.
Improvements delivered under the Restoration Plan will be undertaken by multiple stakeholders, including:
- Oxley Creek Transformation
- Brisbane City Council
- land owners and developers
- environmental groups.
Community-based environmental groups and volunteers have been instrumental in revitalising degraded parks, bushland and waterways throughout the corridor. Volunteers have worked tirelessly for decades to bring life back to the catchment. Delivering the Restoration Plan successfully will be reliant on the continued involvement of already active environmental groups and volunteers.
Oxley Creek Transformation will support existing community efforts and new initiatives that enable community groups, schools and non-profit organisations to deliver practical, on-ground environmental restoration projects (both bushland and waterway) that harmonise with the direction set by the Restoration Plan.
Oxley Creek Transformation support will include the provision of a facility for OCCA to base their operations.