Several catchment and waterway management plans, studies and on-ground projects have been developed for the catchment as listed below:
In 2015 the Coomera River foreshore in the upper estuary at the Damian Leeding Memorial Park was experiencing severe erosion and destabilisation of the bank. The City managed an innovative and multi-focused restoration treatment to stabilise the foreshore. An erosion assessment commenced in 2016 and the stabilisation works were finished in April 2018. These works protect the foreshore bank from erosion and keep our park safe. The project also improves the river health and creates mangrove and fish habitat. Hardwood trees and fallen trees were used for this unique project.
Our Catchment Management Unit commenced a five year monitoring program with third year science students from Griffith University. Observations so far include:
For more information check out the video and fact sheet on our Damian Leeding Memorial Park page.
West of Damian Leeding Memorial Park is a future public park in the making. Since 2007 the Coomera River Catchment Group has been planting the one-kilometre-long riparian buffer to the Coomera River with over 40,000 plants.
The native plants, suitable to the foreshore, will provide long-term bank stability and ecological health to the Coomera River.
There are another 20,000 plants remaining for the community to plant at the Regatta Parklands. The City undertakes annual monitoring of the river bank along the parklands.