Caboolture River Catchment Management Plan: complete the survey

From Moreton Council

Rivers, estuaries and wetlands play many important roles for recreation, economic growth and the environment. The health and resilience of our catchments provides the foundation of complex ecosystems and the region’s productivity is supported by waterways and the resources they provide.

Over the last decade floods, drought, tides and storms have all impacted on the catchments, creeks and coast of the Moreton Bay Region. Add to these natural occurrences population growth, and we are continually placing increased pressure on the health and resilience of our waterways and coastal foreshores.

Council is commencing a program of developing management plans for each of its river catchments to efficiently manage the impacts of flooding, climate change, pollutant loads and varying flow regimes.

Caboolture River

The Caboolture River catchment is the largest catchment in the Moreton Bay Regional Council area. Spanning from Mount Mee, Ocean View and D’Aguilar to Beachmere and Godwin Beach, the catchment encompasses 468km2 (19% of the Moreton Bay region).

The catchment includes areas of state forest, conservation, grazing, poultry farms, strawberry and pineapple farms parks, sporting facilities, residential (urban and rural), industrial and commercial development. At the downstream end, water from the Caboolture Estuary flows to Deception Bay and the wider coastal system – that of the region’s iconic Moreton Bay.

The health of the Caboolture River is of concern to the community. In particular, the health of the estuary is poor and has been in steady decline over the past decade. Over the next 20 years, the Caboolture River catchment is predicted to be home to a significant proportion of the growth in the Moreton Bay region. Together, these factors mean a strong and sustained response is critical to halt the on-going decline in river health and reduce the impacts on the significant values of the River and Moreton Bay.

The project

The Caboolture River Catchment Management Plan provides a unique opportunity to consider all aspects of the water cycle to develop solutions which will seek to reduce the risk to people and property from flood and storm tide and enhance the environment in a growth area to protect the lifestyles of our residents and visitors.

Opportunity for input

Council welcomes input from the community to guide the development of this catchment management plan. This input will be used to understand how the community uses the waterways of the Caboolture River, guide investigations and develop options and priorities for the management of the catchment.'

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More information 

For futher information please contact Council's Strategic Planning team: Phone: (07) 3205 0555 Email: