Words and photos Juliana Foxlee
Springvale Station Nature Refuge is located 40km south west of Cooktown. Once a cattle station, the culturally – important property is now a refuge for a diverse range of vulnerable flora and fauna.
The Palaszczuk government purchased Springvale Station in 2016 in a bid to reduce sediment flowing from the degraded paddocks into the Normanby River.
The Queensland government is now investing in a new project which will support water quality outcomes and *Bama livelihoods.