THE badly eroded Back Creek at Beechmont will be stabilised and a rainforest canopy restored through the planting of 10,000 trees and shrubs.
Wright MP Scott Buchholz and the Scenic Rim Regional Council worked together to get $88,440 of federal government funding for the project through the 20 Million Trees program.
Local Green Army teams will start work on the two hectare site on February 22 and are expected to finish by July.
Mr Buchholz said the project would improve the health of the waterway and add to Beechmont’s network of recreational areas.
“There is no doubt some serious work needs to be done to stabilise the creek bed and I’m sure this project will go a long way to restoring the creek,” he said.
“The creek is in an ideal spot behind Beechmont State School, the Beechmont Community Centre, sporting grounds and the playground and having it restored to a healthy state will add to the appeal of this great community site.”
Scenic Rim Mayor John Brent said projects previously carried out by Green Army teams in Scenic Rim showed the value of clearing weeds.
“The environmental works already completed by the Green Army teams have included the removal of several tonnes of invasive weeds and plants and have provided much needed rehabilitation of riparian bushland,” he said.
The Back Creek restoration is one of three projects in Scenic Rim to share in $170,000 of federal funding, with $37,510 granted to plant 4000 trees and shrubs at Il Bogan Park, Beaudesert and $44,000 granted to plant 5000 trees and shrubs beside Canungra Creek.