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Broadwater Parklands Mangroves

In collaboration with other consultants, Burchills’ Environmental Scientists prepared a Mangrove Offset Design and Management Plan as part of the Gold Coast Broadwater Parklands Project.

In order to offset marine habitat losses associated with reclamation aspects of the project, a 1.2 hectare mangrove wetland was created. Once surface levels and profiles were established, restoration works commenced through propagule and seedling installation. This involved a combination of mangrove propagule collection from within the local area and translocation of seedlings from the Port of Brisbane. Propagules and seedlings were installed by hand, directly into the newly created substrates.

The restored mangrove wetland was completed in 2012 and now successfully improves the quality of stormwater discharged into the Broadwater as well as increasing the diversity in marine habitat within the Broadwater Parklands.