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Black Snake Creek Catchment

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.

Upper Black Snake Creek Improvement Plan - Final Report (PDF, 6.7 MB)

The next steps will be looking at implementing some of the actions. If you are interested in helping or would like to know more please contact Council at blacksnakecreek@ipswich.qld.gov.au

A summary of Black Snake Creek can be found here:

Black Snake Creek Summary (PDF, 657.0 KB)

If you live in the Black Snake Creek area, the Living in the Black Snake Creek Catchment booklet will provide you with valuable information regarding your property and the area.

Living in the Black Snake Creek Catchment booklet (PDF, 9.5 MB)