River Vision documents our 50-year vision for Logan’s waterways, from 2017 to 2067. River Vision was developed from community ideas and feedback. It has three key themes:
- river play – our rivers are places where the community can connect with water in a fun and playful way
- river destinations – our rivers are places to visit
- river health – we’re addressing the community’s concern about long-term river health.
Our River Vision includes specific projects for the Logan River Vision and Albert River Vision.
Logan River Vision
Our vision is for the Logan River to continue to provide many benefits for residents and visitors.
Logan River is a place of spiritual significance and a natural resource for drinking, irrigation, leisure and recreation. It is also a key wildlife corridor from the mountains to the bay.
In 2016, Logan residents told us what they want the Logan River to be like in 50 years' time. Residents submitted stories, activities and ideas of their vision for the river.
Current Logan River Vision Projects
Riverside parks rehabilitation
We are planting native species along riverbanks to:
- improve bank stability and water quality
- improve habitat connection
- suppress weed growth
- reduce sediment run-off.
The Logan Riverside Parks Riparian Rehabilitation Project has removed significant environmental weeds like:
- castor oil
- camphor laurel
- creeping cats claw
- coastal morning glory.
We have planted over 20,760 native tubestock at these riverside parks:
- Malling Park (Waterford)
- Cochrane’s Bridge Park (Woodhill)
- Newstead Park (Buccan)
- Lake Breeze (Loganholme)
- Federation Drive (Bethania)
- Samuel and Agnes Smith Park (Buccan)
- Lions Riverside Park (Jimboomba)
- Wendt Park (Chambers Flat)
The River Trees Program was developed to help improve the natural values of the Logan and Albert Rivers. Since the River Trees Program was established in 2017, 11,830 native plants have been planted along the Logan and Albert Rivers.
The River Trees Program will expand in 2019 - 2020. It will give private landholders on minor or major waterways in Logan the opportunity to apply for free river trees. This will help with revegetation of river banks along waterways on private properties.
For more information and to see if you are eligible, please see Conservation Incentives Program
Logan River Accessibility and Connectivity Concept Plan
The Logan River Accessibility and Connectivity Concept Plan resulted from the Logan River Vision, which identified opportunities to use the river to promote tourism and improve economic potential.
The Concept Plan guides the planning, investment and delivery of practical projects to achieve our vision by identifying:
- the value of the river as an attraction
- visitor interest in recreational activities
- existing formal access points
- park facilities at riverside parks
- current use of access points and riverside park facilities.
Albert River Vision
The Albert River is an important waterway, a place of spiritual significance and a natural resource for the region. It supports Logan City’s business, industry, aquaculture, recreation and tourism sectors.
Current Albert River Vision Projects
Find out how we are restoring Belivah Creek.
Windaroo Creek is home to the vulnerable grey headed flying-fox and the platypus.
We aim to improve and increase the connectivity of endangered lowland subtropical rainforest along the Windaroo Creek catchment.
In 2019, about 35,000m2 of degraded riparian habitat was restored by planting 6,200 native tubestock and removing weeds like:
- castor oil
- pepper tree
- coastal morning glory
- singapore daisy.
For more information about Windaroo Creek, please see Windaroo.
The Eagleby Wetlands are an important recreational park and environmental asset to our city. The park is a popular visitor destination, with many natural areas.
The Eagleby Wetlands has been invaded by para grass, which has many negative impacts. Para grass reduces native vegetation, habitat availability and water quality. It also impacts on the appearance of the area.
In 2019, about 4,500m2 of para grass was removed and replaced with over 1,500 native tubestock.
Rehabilitation of the Eagleby Wetlands is an opportunity to improve water quality in the Albert catchment. It will also contribute to improved environmental outcomes downstream.
For more information about Eagleby Wetlands, please see Eagleby.
Wolffdene South Reserve
Wolffdene South Reserve is situated on the Albert River at Wolffdene.
To support the aims of the Albert River Vision and to complement the existing planting in the Reserve, a variety of weeds (like balloon vine and cats claw creeper) were removed.
Over 1900 native trees, shrubs and grasses were planted along the riverbank during 2020.
Luscombe Park is situated on the Albert River at Luscombe, just across the road from Wolffdene South Reserve.
This Park contains some locally significant species like Macademia integrifolia. In October 2020, a mixture of over 330 native grasses, shrubs and trees were planted along the Park’s riverbank.
Ongoing weed removal is undertaken at the park focussing in particular on lantana and the invasive cat’s claw creeper. This is important in making sure these native plants have the best opportunity to grow and flourish.
The rehabilitation of the Wolffdene South Reserve and Luscombe Park contributes towards a green and connected corridor along the Albert River, benefitting wildlife, plants and people alike.
Over eight weeks in 2017, we talked to the community about their vision for the Albert River over the next 50 years. We received a large number of very positive comments.
The community’s ideas helped us to develop the Albert River Vision to promote the river as a key environmental, economic and social asset for the City of Logan.
We thank you for the stories, thoughts and ideas, and for creating a vision for what we can see on the Albert River over the coming years.