Restoring Belivah Creek
The Belivah Creek catchment is an ecologically significant area. It links lowland sub-tropical rainforest (an endangered ecological community) at the Albert River to rainforest in the surrounding hills.
Belivah creek starts its journey at Bahrs Hill, passes through Stubbin Reserve, Rosemount Reserve, Willmann Park and Alexander Watt Park and then flows into the Albert River at Bannockburn.
We prepared a draft restoration plan in 2017 to mitigate the effects of habitat disturbance within the catchment. We asked for community feedback and included it in the final Belivah Creek detailed restoration plan (PDF 4.62 MB).
Restoring the catchment will help to:
- provide increased habitat for threatened flora like the Angle Stemmed Myrtle, Macadamia Nut, Veiny fontainea, Small-leaved tamarind, and Flinders Plum
- provide more food sources and habitat for threatened fauna like the Coxen’s fig parrot, Mary River Cod, Glossy Black Cockatoos, Koalas and Richmond Birdwing Butterflies
- improve water quality flowing through the catchment and into the Albert River.
The launch of Restoring Belivah Creek was held on Sunday, 22 April 2018 (Earth Day) at Willmann Park, Belivah. Members of the community helped to celebrate the day by planting over 1,600 trees.
Since the launch of the project we have:
- planted 56 native ornamental trees in Willman Park, Stubbin and Rosemont Reserves
- maintained the trees planted at the launch of the project
- identified three significant habitat trees within Stubbin Reserve
- in February 2019 we created native gardens to enhance the health of these trees and the native wildlife occupying the tree hollows
- in April 2019 we removed weeds and planted 2,300 plants to rehabilitate part of Alexander Watt Park (Old Mill Road)
- continued with regular maintenance of Willmann Park
- in May 2019 we completed planting and removed weeds in Alexander Watt Park (Richlands Drive)
- weed removal works are continuing in Alexander Watt Park and we will be planting 2,500 native plants in March and April 2020.
To register your interest to help with the project email firstname.lastname@example.org.