Belivah Creek Concept Plan Discussion

over 2 years ago
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

What do you think of the Belivah Creek Restoration Concept Plans?

These plans have been created by an independent ecologist and will be revised based on the wants and needs of the community. (The plans can be found in the 'Document Library'.)

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Consultation has concluded and the outcomes have been published. Please read the update below.

  • GRE888 over 2 years ago
    We live on Richland Drive and over the years we have noticed when sitting on our back deck looking across to the opposite side of Richland Drive that the trees and bushes are getting strangled by vines. The flooding over the years has caused some large trees to weakened and become unstable and these vines are smothering them and pulling them over with the occasional tree falling into my backyard. I think this creek area definitely needs to be cleared and replanted with more trees including rainforest trees. I too also love the birds and wildlife we have and I think tidying up this area would be beneficial to them. A boardwalk through the area would also be nice but property security may be a concern as a boardwalk behind residential properties may allow people to enter backyards without being detected.
  • rodneya63 almost 3 years ago
    It is good to see constructive revegetation of an important ecosystem. Fully supported.
  • Sandra Gallienne almost 3 years ago
    I have lived in the Bannockburn/Cedar Creek area for over 28 years. I have always had a very keen interest in birds and nature and have also taken note of the development pressures that have occurred in the Bannockburn, Belivah and Bahrs Scrub suburbs during this period. One thing I would like to see added to the Concept Plan is the inclusion of a stand of Eucalyptus tereticornis trees in the Willmann Park area rather than having so much "open mown space". This is because previously there were a lot of these trees along where the pipeline now exists and also along the sides of Beenleigh-Beaudesert Road before it was widened to incorporate turning lanes into the new estates, many of these trees were also removed in and adjacent to the newly developed estate areas at Bannockburn and only in the last few weeks even more of these trees have been felled on the Davidson property so development can occur there also. These trees contained important nesting hollows for lots of different parrots as well as Australian Wood Ducks, Laughing Kookaburras and Sacred Kingfishers and are a major food source for the vulnerable listed Koala. The removal of these mature hollow bearing trees has had a dramatic effect on the wildlife in this area. I regularly travel between Cedar Creek and Beenleigh and have noted a serious decline in the numbers of once common species such as Galahs, Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, Pale-headed Rosellas and both Rainbow and Scaly-breasted Lorikeets in this area since the trees have been felled. I would also ask that consideration be given to the installation of nest boxes in any existing trees of a size that can accommodate these to give the local wildlife a place to nest until such time as any revegetation is able to develop suitable hollows once more - a period of 50 years is the time recommended by scientists to allow trees to develop these hollows.

    I have done bird surveys in this area and in many areas across Logan City and I applaud the Council for targetting this area for restoration as it is only one of a very small number of scattered areas across the city where some very locally significant bird species are found because of the specialised vegetation in the area. I have recorded species such as Square-tailed Kite, Pacific Baza, Grey Goshawk, Emerald Dove, Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove, Azure Kingfisher, Grey-crowned Babbler and Pale-vented Bush-hen in the area which includes the home my husband and I occupied for eleven years in Richlands Drive, the park at the end of Bannockburn Road where the footbridge crosses over Albert River to Yatala, Alexander Watt Park, Windaroo Golf Course, the Davidson property, Mt Warren Oval, Albert Valley Park and Peace Park at Windaroo which is a good site for waterfowl.

    I believe the construction of a walking path through the creek corridor will be a very welcome addition to the area. I have considered leading a birdwalk through the corridor but the lack of access along the creek has always been a detrimental factor when deciding whether to conduct such an outing in the area.