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.
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.
For more information about the Belivah Creek plan, please download Restoring Belivah Creek (1.2 MB).
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)
- in April 2020 we removed a large number of weeds and over 6,000 plants were planted in Alexander Watt Park (Richlands Drive)
- in October 2020, the original community planting site in Willmann Park was planted with an additional 1470 native plants in an effort to further enhance the ecological value of this site
- in October 2020, a mix of over 1600 additional grasses, shrubs and trees were planted at selected sites, including both the first and second community planting areas in Willmann Park, the Richlands Drive site at Alexander Watt Park and within the native gardens in Stubbin Reserve.
To register your interest to help with the project email firstname.lastname@example.org.