About the Guidelines

The Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy is undertaking the production of the streambank, in-channel (instream) and riparian rehabilitation guidelines for Queensland (the Guidelines).

The focus of the Guidelines is to be on the riverine and climatic conditions experienced in Queensland’s watercourses, wetlands and riparian zones. The work will consist of the development of a framework and classification system that can be applied to identify the most appropriate rehabilitation techniques to use in common situations including landscape rehabilitation and recovery from flood or tropical cyclone events.
Your help is needed
This is an initial survey with further consultation and engagement activities to be undertaken in the coming few months.

The Guidelines will cover the principles of streambank, riparian and in-channel rehabilitation and restoration, including stream classification, restoration objectives, management techniques, best management practice and incorporate demonstrable outcomes and operational case studies. The Guidelines will include a description of the key principles required in relation to restoration, best management practice and rehabilitation for flood and tropical cyclone damage recovery and provide a system or method to prioritise rehabilitation within a system. Where necessary the guidelines will reference existing Queensland guidance, legislation and standards.

The Guidelines Project Manager is Dr Michael Cheetham at Water Technology.
For more information contact Michael or Luke McPhail on 07 3105 1460.

* Your organisation's name

* What stream classifications do you currently use?

* Please identify any Stream Rehabilitation guidance material you or your organisation currently use for rehabilitation projects?

* How do you use the stream classifications?

* Please identify any gaps in existing stream rehabilitation guidance material.

* From your experience, who will be using the guidelines?

* What are the qualifications or background (science, engineering, extension, etc) of the personnel responsible for stream rehabilitation projects?

* What kind of short courses are undertaken by staff involved in stream rehabilitation projects?

* Does your organisation provide any training related to stream rehabilitation?

* Which government departments do you work with to deliver rehabilitation projects?

* Which organisations do you partner with to deliver stream rehabilitation projects (Trusts, NRMs, Councils, other)?

We will be collecting examples of rehabilitation projects across Queensland. Your assistance with this is important to ensure current projects are considered.

* Who within your organisation should we contact regarding stream rehabilitation projects?

* How many streambank, in-channel and riparian rehabilitation projects is your organisation involved with annually?

* Would you be willing to provide us with a case study to demonstrate either successful or unsuccessful rehabilitation projects/techniques?

* Are you willing to be involved in a future Guideline development workshop and/or survey?

* Contact details

Thank you for completing the survey and for contributing to this project.