Projects

Since our formation in 1996, Norman Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee, in partnership with Brisbane City Council, has initiated a large number of projects in the Catchment.  Some of these are ongoing and others are in a maintenance phase.

As a partner in BCC's Norman Creek Catchment 2012-2031 Master Plan, N4C has developed strategic concept plans for areas within our catchment and submitted them to the Council. These are available for download from our Project site pages below, or from Strategic Plans.

You can contribute to these community-driven projects in many ways: becoming a member, active volunteering on site, technical expertise, financial support or even being our eyes and ears in the community.  Browse through our project pages and you might find one that's near you!

Arnwood Place

Arnwood Place

Arnwood Place is a natural channel design project which extends beyond the confluence of Sandy Creek with Norman Creek to Barr Street Park.  Current work aims to control weedy vines and improve habitat; a bushcare group meets here regularly to progress rehabilitation. 

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Barr Street Park

Barr Street Park

This natural channel restoration project aims to link upstream and downstream habitat associated with Arnwood Place.

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Baseline Ecological Monitoring

Baseline Ecological Monitoring

N4C has been conducting Baseline Ecological Monitoring at a number of sites in the catchment.  We have been focussing on terrestrial ecology, with a particular emphasis on vegetation and birds.  In 2018 we hope to collect information on water quality and aquatic life.

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Bowie's Flat

Bowie's Flat

Bowie's Flat is a wetland project on Bridgewater Creek in Coorparoo. This project was designed to find out how effective wetlands could be in removing pollutants from urban run-off before they reach Moreton Bay.

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Bridgewater Creek FREECS

Bridgewater Creek FREECS

Bridgewater Creek is the only freshwater stream entering below the tidal zone of Norman Creek. Our creek rehabilitation work here borders netball courts, BBQ & playground facilities, off leash dog park and general open field areas. 

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Coorparoo Finger Gullies

Coorparoo Finger Gullies

A community project has started in the green "finger" of Octantis Park in Coorparoo.  It could be the beginnning of a rehabilitation across the headwaters of Bridgewater Creek!

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Ekibin Creek Bushcare Group

Ekibin Creek Bushcare Group

A site that exemplifies how a bare area may be transformed into mature habitat. The group works with the nearby school and the local community.

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GIS and mapping

GIS and mapping

N4C has completed a number of GIS projects and plans to continue mapping sites of interest in our catchment.

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Glindemann Park

Glindemann Park

A section of open creek which is recognised as having some of the highest potential for exhibiting Natural Channel Design.

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Greenslopes DCP site

Greenslopes DCP site

A lovely patch of rainforest behind Greenslopes Private Hospital, on the main channel of Norman Creek. This beautiful site has seen some momentous changes, with a massive riparian restoration project in 2000 and repeated impacts from transport development.

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Hanlon Park

Hanlon Park

Hanlon Park and the area upstream was once referred to as Burnett Swamp. The aim of N4C's project here is to re-establish Norman Creek through Greenslopes by removing the existing concrete channel and replacing it with a naturalised waterway. Please view the Concept plan and Strategic plans below and tell us what you think by sending us an email.

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Heath Park

Heath Park

Heath Park is well-used by sport enthusiasts, but is also home to some beautiful saltmarsh vegetation beside this tidal section of Norman Creek.  An enthusiastic local does targeted weeding here, to give the native plants the upper hand.

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Moorhen Flats

Moorhen Flats

This project commenced in 1994 under the name CREEK FREECS. This was before the formation of N4C. The aim of the project was to rehabilitate 4ha of what was bare earth resulting from a re-direction of the creek. Today the site is now 70% vegetated as a result of community plantings. It has the highest biodiversity of any N4C catchment site and is testament to the tenacity of volunteers to restore a waste land.  The site is now invaluable as a place of a solitude for both human and native fauna.

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Nursery

Nursery

N4C has a nursery attached to its HQ at 66 Baron St Greenslopes, and we re-launched it in 2015.  The goal of the nursery is to provide plants for bushcare sites in our catchment and surrounding areas, and to involve the local community in an enjoyable social activity (ie not as sweaty as bushcare!). 

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Perrone Creek

Perrone Creek

A small tributary of Norman Creek in Tarragindi which has its headwaters in Toohey Forest.

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Tarragindi Conservation park

Tarragindi Conservation park

This bush care site on state government land is on the head waters of Perrone Creek.

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Tarragindi Reserve Bushcare

Tarragindi Reserve Bushcare

Tarragindi Reserve protects a valuable area of Eucalyptus woodland on the banks of Sandy Creek.

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What's your Nature? Project

What's your Nature? is a project to create and strengthen connections between Brisbane people and their creeks and other waterways.  You will notice beautification going on at many of our sites.

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Map of our area

What's happening where

Join N4C as a member

Join us and really make a difference

Membership makes a difference for our lobbying efforts. Help by planting, pulling weeds or pushing a pen. It takes a range of individuals to get our creeks back into shape and educate future generations.

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Report environmental damage

Did you see something happen to our waterway?

If you see oily water, dead fish, dumping of rubbish, garden waste or tree removal on a creek bank, contact us or call Brisbane City Council 07 3403 8888

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