I was pleased to join Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Andrew Cripps, on a tour of Peter and Mary Brough’s property at Neurum recently. The banks of Neurum Creek affected by erosion will be restored thanks to a $150,000 investment from the Queensland Government. The project will be delivered as part of the Queensland Regional Natural Resources Management Investment Program. The affected reach of Neurum Creek and much of the creek downstream are highly unstable and significant erosion has caused large volumes of sediment to be deposited in Somerset Dam.
This instability will continue to erode highly valuable grazing land, reduce downstream water quality and create an ongoing siltation problem for the dam if nothing is done. Project managers SEQ Catchments will work with neighbouring landowners, Seqwater and state and local government agencies to restore the banks and revegetate riparian areas to help improve the resilience of the creek banks.