Restoration and revegetation in Brisbane
The South East Queensland (SEQ) Ecological Restoration Framework provides a regional standard for undertaking restoration projects, both large and small. The framework applies to developers, community groups, people with covenants on their land to undertake restoration works, and private landholders looking at undertaking revegetation.
Ecological restoration projects delivered under the framework will:
- conserve and enhance biodiversity through increasing the extent and improving the condition of native vegetation
- ensure long-term environmental and economic sustainability
- ensure ongoing improvement and maintenance of ecosystem services
The framework comprises three key documents to guide delivery of vegetation/ecological works:
SEQERF Code of Practice - a policy document providing a head of power for the subsequent Guidelines and Manual. The Code of Practice reflects the SEQ policy environments where it is to be housed
SEQERF Guidelines - a decision making tool to guide users to the most appropriate course of action in their project. This document guides application of the policy and links to current best practice and examples demonstrated in the manual element.
SEQERF Manual - a technical but easy to use guide to all aspects of ecological restoration. This document is reflect of current best practice, and provides the minimum acceptable solutions to ecological restoration
Queensland State Government Weed Control Laws
Vegetation and the local law
Brisbane City Council's Natural Assets Local Law 2003 (NALL) helps to protect our natural assets, including bushland areas, wetlands, waterway corridors and trees in urban areas. The NALL also allows better management of the impacts of weeds and hazardous vegetation.
Impact of Weeds in Queensland
Controlling Weeds On Your Property
Weeds of Australia Identification Tool
DAF Invasive Weeds
Australian National Herbarium
Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Australian Native Plant Society (Australia)
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
National Land Care Program
Grow Me Instead
A guide suggesting plants with similar looks and form but without the invasive tendencies.
General Weed Information
Other weed information
To assist with the identification of invasive plant species
Below are a series of links to leading areas of weed research and extension.
Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
University of Queensland Tropical & Subtropical Weeds Research
CSIRO Weed Research
Weed Spotters Network Queensland