Slacks Creek Catchment Recovery Project
Slacks Creek (PDF 1429 KB) flows through the heart of Logan City. It’s not the Logan River’s biggest tributary but it links some of the city’s busiest suburbs to the river. It’s the creek you see when you visit IKEA or drive over Compton Road. Slacks Creek has lost much of its naturalness over time as homes, shops and factories have sprung up on surrounding lands and development has reshaped the little streams that feed its waters.
Today Slacks Creek struggles with pollution and erosion as more and more unfiltered storm water gushes in from urban areas after rain. Yet the catchment still supports large wildlife habitat areas and pockets of healthy bush land.
Your opinion matters
Logan City Council is surveying residents to find out what you think about the Slacks Creek waterway.
Please take the time to fill in this short survey by 10 March 2014 to have the chance to win one of three cash prizes ($100, $50 and $50).
You will be making an important contribution to the future of Slacks Creek.
Slacks Creek Catchment Futures Study
Imagine cycling along Slacks Creek from Shailer Park to Logan Central, spotting platypus in deep billabongs, enjoying an outdoor lunch overlooking wetlands or throwing the ball around in a shady, creek-side park.
Slacks Creek Futures is about reclaiming lost spaces, the quiet pool where you once swam, the bush land home of your first cubby house or the place you would like to take your mates to fish.
We can’t restore Slacks Creek to its former natural state but we can embrace it as a real city asset. We can re-vegetate creek banks, restore environmental corridors, re-establish natural systems and create new spaces to share.
Slacks Creek Catchment Recovery Project is a long-term project to rejuvenate the Slacks Creek Catchment area and is a response to community concerns raised at the Logan Waterways Summit of 2011. It is also a part of Council’s broader Logan Rivers and Wetlands Recovery Program.
View the final report and appendices below:
“Slacks Creek will be a vibrant, green corridor bringing people and nature together; inspiring healthy living and creativity.”
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