The Black Snake Creek Catchment in South East Queensland is located approximately 55 km South West of Brisbane and 17 km North West of Ipswich, flowing through the towns of Marburg, Glamorgan Vale and Fairney View.
The Marburg community has identified both opportunities and challenges across the Black Snake Creek catchment area over recent years, including impacts from flooding and declining water quality.
Council is working towards preserving and enhancing the environmental, economic, social and recreational potential of the area this through a Total Water Cycle Management Plan for the Black Snake Creek Catchment. The plan has been facilitated by an experienced team of environmental, economic and social experts, with significant input from your community.
Ipswich City Council appointed the Black Snake Creek Total Water Cycle project team to consider flooding, water quality, salinity and amenity challenges facing the community.
Workshops have been run with the Black Snake Creek Reference Group (Selected stakeholders in the community were invited to join the Black Snake Creek Reference Group)
Consultation with the broader Black Snake Creek area community has been carried out and is ongoing
Consultation with community organisations, politicians and relevant government departments has been carried out and is ongoing
What are the benefits of this study?
Improved water quality for the creek and downstream systems
Improved land usability - through environmental, productivity, economic and social improvements
Improved community activities, education, recreation and beautification around the creek
Reduced risk for community members and regional water supply
An agreed vision and blueprint for the Black Snake Creek catchment (Ipswich area) for the community, investors and Ipswich City Council
A Priority Investment Prospectus to identify investment opportunities to achieve the Total Water Cycle Management Plan
A focus on maintaining and enhancing the feel and character of the Marburg township
Gaining an understanding catchment condition and processes
Identification of possible flood mitigation opportunities
The Planning Stage is now complete. The Upper Black Snake Creek Improvement Plan can be viewed below.