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Damian Leeding Memorial Park Foreshore stabilisation project

The Damian Leeding Memorial Park foreshore stabilisation project was undertaken by the City in 2018. This project is part of a 2.5-kilometre rehabilitation project planned for Regatta Parklands and Damian Leeding Memorial Park.

The foreshore along the Coomera River at Damian Leeding Memorial Park was undergoing significant erosion causing a risk to infrastructure and public safety. There was also concern that the river could break into the recreational lake.

The objectives of this project were to:

  • protect the foreshore bank from erosion and potential future flood events;
  • create a safe river foreshore for park users;
  • protect the foreshore from boat wash;
  • improve water quality and river health;
  • create mangrove habitat for fish, crabs, aquatic and terrestrial wildlife;
  • recycle and reuse old hardwood trees and fallen trees to stabilise the foreshore bank; and
  • implement a more natural and permanent solution to bank stabilisation.

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Mangroves at Damian Leeding Park
Damian Leeding stablisation works
Damian Leeding Park mangroves

The project is currently being monitored by the City. To date, officers have discovered that:

  • the bank has adjusted to a natural bank profile;
  • sediment is building behind the logs;
  • there has been a high success rate of mangrove seedling growth; and
  • fauna are using the habitat.

Further information

For more information download the Damian Leeding Memorial Park foreshore stabilisation project fact sheet.

Visit the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment to learn more about building stable estuarine foreshores for an ecological diverse future.

For further information about the project contact the City’s Catchment Management Unit on 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326) or 07 5582 8211.

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