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Technical Report to the Springvale Erosion Management Plan

Overview

The Technical Report to the Springvale Station Erosion Management Plan was produced as part of the Springvale Erosion Management Plan (EMP) Project in 2017.

The Springvale Erosion Management Plan Project was funded through the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (now known as the Department of Environment and Science (DES)) and produced two final reports: 

  • Springvale Station Erosion Management Plan (DES, 2018) download

  • Technical Report to the Springvale Station Erosion Management Plan (Higham et al., 2017) download

The Springvale Station Erosion Management Plan presents a summary of the recommended implementation approaches for reducing sediment loss from Springvale Station (www.qld.gov.au/environment/coasts-waterways/catchment-management/springvale-station ).

The Technical report to the Springvale Station Erosion Management Plan presents an introduction to the Springvale Erosion Management Plan Project as well as four technical reports that were produced by the multi organisational project team as part of the Springvale Erosion Management Plan Project:

  • Desktop Cultural Heritage analysis

  • Broad soil erosion assessment

  • Desktop land condition analysis

  • Erosion Management Plan to guide 2017 to 2022 actions.

These four reports represent the technical source material used in the production of the Springvale Station Erosion Management Plan.

Cape York Natural Resource Management Ltd would like to thank the following people for their contribution to the Springvale Erosion Management Plan Project: 

Will Higham, Lyndal Scobell, Vicki Wundersitz (Cape York NRM), Jeff Shellberg (Consultant), James Hill (Consultant), Joe Rolfe (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries), Rebecca Trevithick, Dan Tindall, Ryan Turner, Rowan Wallace (Department of Science Information Technology and Innovation), Robbie Burns, Matt Wallace, Dean Faulks, Jean Erbacher, Lex Cogle (Department of Environment and Heritage Protection), Andrew Brooks, John Spencer (Griffith University), Jim Turnour, Anthony Czygan (Jabalbina), Brad Grogan, Alwyn Lyall, John Murison (Western Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation).

Cape York Natural Resource Management Ltd would also like to thank the previous property managers; Graham Elmes, Luke Quaid, Sue Marsh and Ted Lees for making time to share their significant first-hand knowledge of Springvale Station with members of the project team. 

Data and Resources

Springvale Erosion Management Plan
pdfPlanning Document

5.58 MB

In 2016 the Queensland Government purchased Springvale Station, a 56,295ha property in Far North Queensland (Figure 1). Springvale Station was purchased to add to the State’s protected area network and complement activities being taken to reduce sediment run-off entering the Normanby River catchment, a significant catchment that drains to the northern Great Barrier Reef. The acquisition of Springvale Station represents a whole-of-catchment approach to managing a State protected area. As well as protecting the property’s important natural and cultural values, the ongoing management of Springvale Station coupled with activities on neighbouring properties will contribute to improving the water quality within the Normanby River catchment.

The Springvale Station Erosion Management Plan (EMP) and the supporting technical document titled Technical Report to the Springvale Station Erosion Management Plan (CYNRM 2017) were prepared by a team of experts and Traditional Owners, on behalf of the Department of Environment and Science. The EMP will inform the future management planning and activities to be delivered on Springvale Station, as well as identifying potential investment and collaboration opportunities for erosion control on the property.

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Technical Report to the Springvale Erosion Management Plan
pdfPlanning Document

6.45 MB

In 2016 the Queensland Government purchased Springvale Station, a 56,295ha property in Far North Queensland (Figure 2), located just north of and connected to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Springvale Station was purchased to add to the States’ protected area estate for biodiversity conservation and to reduce accelerated soil erosion and sediment run-off entering the Normanby River basin, the largest basin that drains to the northern Great Barrier Reef (and the fourth largest river basin in the Great Barrier Reef catchment).

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