Reviving Morehen Flats

In 2014, with the support of the Brisbane City Council, we worked with volunteers to revive Morehen Flats – a 4 hectare patch of land in Coorparoo, adjacent to Norman and Kingfisher Creeks within the Bulimba Creek Catchment.

Greening Australia Environmental Scientist Adele Maguire worked with volunteers from May through to October 2014 to revive the 4 hectare site. Adel said:

It was very overgrown and degraded with weeds, but by progressively treating the weeds the site has been has been reinvigorated and regenerated”

The Local Councilor, Ryan Murphy said that the volunteers worked hard to protect the City’s biodiversity and that community groups play a major role in the local areas and are instrumental in achieving our vision for a clean and green city.

We used the grant of $8580 to lead the community restoration project that involved exotic species removal, mainly by hand and use of hand tools; chemical treatment of exotic species by a qualified personnel; the planting 300 new native trees, shrubs and grasses; watering, mulching activities and removal of litter and other rubbish from the site.

During the project a variety of over 300 plants were established covering a range of species native to the area. These were:

  • Acacia disparrima (hickory wattle)
  • Acacia concurrens (black wattle/curracabah)
  • Acacia leiocalyx (black wattle)
  • Acacia maidenii (maidenii wattle)
  • Alphitonia excelsa (soap tree/red ash)
  • Baumea teretifolia (pointed twigbush – sedge)
  • Blechnum indicum (bungwall – fern)
  • Castanospermum australe (black bean)
  • Commersonia bartramia (brown kurrajong)
  • Dianella caerulea (blueberry lily)
  • Elaeocarpus reticulatus (blueberry ash)
  • Eleocharis dulcis (Water chesnut)
  • Eucalyptus tereticornis (forest red gum)
  • Ficus coronata (creek sandpaper fig)
  • Gahnia sieberiana (red-fruited saw sedge)
  • Glochidion sumatranum (umbrella cheese tree)
  • Grevillea robusta (silky oak)
  • Homalanthus nutans (native bleeding heart)
  • Imperata cylindrical (blady grass)
  • Juncus usitatus (common rush)
  • Lophostemon suaveolens (swamp box)
  • Melaleuca viminalis (weeping bottlebrush)
  • Melicope elleryana (pink euodia)
  • Podocarpus elatus (brown pine)
  • Gahnia sieberiana (red-fruited saw sedge)

This project is proudly funded by Lord Mayor’s Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants program grant from Brisbane City council.

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