A combined Townsville Council, State Government, Commonwealth and
community based initiative to maintain and enhance our waterways in the
coastal dry tropics.

Increasing Community Engagement in Townsville Coastal Catchments for Biodiversity Project
Funded by the Australian Government's Caring for our Country program.

2011 Sub Projects

Activities and Events

Bluewater Creek | Bohle Northshore | Bohle Riparian | Bohle Wetland | Clemant Wetlands | Cocoa Creek | Community Nurseries | Creekwatch | Cungulla Foreshore | Cungulla Wetland | GBR Habitat | Geoffrey and Alma Bay | Horseshoe Bay Habitat | Horseshoe Bay School | M.I. Weed Awareness | Mundy Creek | Nelly Bay Catchment | Nelly Bay Turtle | Northern Beaches | Oak Valley Finch | Paluma Catchment | Petersen Creek | Rainforest Birds Book | Ross River | Rowes Bay Foreshore | Rowes Bay Wetlands | Saunders Beach | Toomulla Foreshore | Town Common Bike TrailTown Common Concept | Town Common Volunteers | Townsville Planning Scheme

Short Title:  Bohle River Strategy

Title: Bohle River Connections and Riparian Management Strategy

Location: Bohle River catchment

Organisation: Creek to Coral

Project Summary:

Location: The Lower Bohle River catchment (146 square kilometres as per the Townsville Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP))

Area: For the (Lower) Bohle River Connections and Riparian Management Strategy ~1,600 hectares - Dalrymple Road to the coast plus Saunders Creek.

The Bohle River is one of the few major connecting corridors in the Townsville urban environmental infrastructure network. The Bohle area is at the urban/peri-urban interface and as a result of its location is under increasing development pressure. Organisations that have been caring for sites in the Bohle catchment recognise the need to take a more strategic approach to the protection of the Bohle River catchment connections and management of the riparian and aquatic habitats that contribute to the values of the Bohle system.

Completed actions and events:

•    Site visit with stakeholders to Bohle wetlands - 17 April 2012
•    Initial meeting with GA (Bob Osborne) and Andrew Hannay (TCC) about Biodiversity Fund application - 29 October 2012
•    Bohle catchment Biodiversity Fund coordination meeting – 20 November 2012
•    Biodiversity Fund inclusion with Greening Australia EOI – 4 December 2012
•    Develop draft strategy framework – May 2013