Projects

Since our formation in 1996, Norman Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee, in partnership with Brisbane City Council, has initiated a large number of projects in the Catchment.  Some of these are ongoing and others are in a maintenance phase.

As a partner in BCC's Norman Creek Catchment 2012-2031 Master Plan, N4C has developed strategic concept plans for areas within our catchment and submitted them to the Council. These are available for download from our Project site pages below, or from Strategic Plans.

You can contribute to these community-driven projects in many ways: becoming a member, active volunteering on site, technical expertise, financial support or even being our eyes and ears in the community.  Browse through our project pages and check our Google Map of Project Sites, and you might find one that's near you!

Arnwood Place

Arnwood Place

Arnwood Place is a natural channel design project which extends beyond the confluence of Sandy Creek with Norman Creek to Barr Street Park.  Current work aims to control weedy vines and improve habitat; a bushcare group meets here regularly to progress rehabilitation. 

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Art Classes Inspired by Nature

Art Classes Inspired by Nature

N4C artist and art teacher Glenda Hennig is helping community members express themselves, with art classes that are inspired by nature! At $10 per class, it's a great way to spend a Friday morning. 

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Balis St Park

Balis St Park

Balis St Park can be considered a secret park of Brisbane. Nestled between Marshal Rd and Sterculia Ave, it has its own bushcare group. The park hosts a plethora of native flora and fauna, such as turtles and Powerful Owl.

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Barr Street Park

Barr Street Park

This natural channel restoration project aims to link upstream and downstream habitat associated with Arnwood Place.

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Baseline Ecological Monitoring

Baseline Ecological Monitoring

N4C has been conducting Baseline Ecological Monitoring at a number of sites in the catchment.  The goal of this work is to be able to track long-term changes in the catchment, to gauge the effect of our work and the effects of development or other events.  It's one of many citizen science projects going on around the country: projects that collect useful data by getting members of the public involved in finding out about nature in their local area.

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Bennetts Bush Defenders

Bennetts Bush Defenders

The Bennetts Bush Defenders are working to restore Bennetts Bushland Park, corner Bennetts and D'Arcy Roads Morningside/Norman Park. View items...
Bowie's Flat

Bowie's Flat

Bowie's Flat is a wetland project on Bridgewater Creek in Coorparoo. This project was designed to find out how effective wetlands could be in removing pollutants from urban run-off before they reach Moreton Bay. A bushcare group has recently started at this site.

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Buranda Bushcare Group

Buranda Bushcare Group

Buranda bushcare group cares for the banks of Norman Creek beside Buranda State School.  The group aims to improve habitat and stabilise creek banks, while engaging school students in caring for the environment.

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Composting Hub

Composting Hub

N4C hosts a Brisbane City Council composting hub in our front garden. The purpose of the composting hubs is to reduce the amount of food scraps going to landfill and to provide quality fertilizer for bushcare sites. The community area also welcome to take some of the finished compost from the wooden creates next to the bins at any time. 

If you are using the hub regularly why don't you help us out? It is just another 5 minutes on top of your regular trip.  Contact secretary@norman-creek-catchment.org.au or Adam Purdy adampurdy75@gmail.com if you are interested.

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Coorparoo Finger Gullies

Coorparoo Finger Gullies

A community group in the green "finger" of Octantis Park in Coorparoo meets regularly for working bees so check their Facebook page for dates.  

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Ekibin Creek Bushcare Group

Ekibin Creek Bushcare Group

A site that exemplifies how a bare area may be transformed into mature habitat. The group works with the nearby school and the local community.

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GIS and mapping

GIS and mapping

N4C has completed a number of GIS projects and plans to continue mapping sites of interest in our catchment.

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Glindemann Park

Glindemann Park

This active bushcare group meets regularly on the second Saturday of the month, 8am-11am, between the months of Feburary and December. They can generally be found upstream of the playground on the Logan Rd side somewhere!

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Greenslopes DCP site

Greenslopes DCP site

A lovely patch of rainforest behind Greenslopes Private Hospital, on the main channel of Norman Creek. This beautiful site has seen some momentous changes, with a massive riparian restoration project in 2000 and repeated impacts from transport development.

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Hanlon Park

Hanlon Park

Hanlon Park has been rejuvenated in a major project, the result of many years of collaboration between N4C and Brisbane City Council under the Norman Creek Catchment Master Plan.  Norman Creek has become a living waterway through Greenslopes with the removal of the concrete channel and replacement with a naturalised waterway. 

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Heath Park

Heath Park

Heath Park is well-used by sport enthusiasts, but is also home to some beautiful saltmarsh vegetation beside this tidal section of Norman Creek.  An enthusiastic local does targeted weeding here, to give the native plants the upper hand.

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Moorhen Flats

Moorhen Flats

This project commenced in 1994 under the name CREEK FREECS. This was before the formation of N4C. The aim of the project was to rehabilitate 4ha of what was bare earth resulting from a re-direction of the creek. Today the site is now 70% vegetated as a result of community plantings. It has the highest biodiversity of any N4C catchment site and is testament to the tenacity of volunteers to restore a waste land. Read on...

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Nursery

Nursery

N4C has a nursery attached to its HQ at 66 Baron St Greenslopes, and we re-launched it in 2015.  The goal of the nursery is to provide plants for bushcare sites in our catchment and surrounding areas, and to involve the local community in an enjoyable social activity (ie not as sweaty as bushcare!). You can get free plants too!  Read on...

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Peronne Creek

Peronne Creek

A new bushcare group has started in this small tributary of Norman Creek in Tarragindi, which has its headwaters in Toohey Forest.

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Pocket Community Garden

Want to get involved in growing veges and other edibles in a friendly community garden? Why not visit The Pocket Community Garden in Preston St Greenslopes? View items...
Rome St Indigenous Revegetation Pilot

Rome St Indigenous Revegetation Pilot

Help look after this fantastic habitat area for local birds, bees and butterflies and learn about local native plant species!

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Tarragindi Conservation park

Tarragindi Conservation park

This bushcare site on state government land is on the head waters of Perrone Creek, and is blessed with some fantastic eucalypts.  And some dedicated volunteers!

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Tarragindi Reserve Bushcare

Tarragindi Reserve Bushcare

Tarragindi Reserve protects a valuable area of Eucalyptus woodland on the banks of Sandy Creek.

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Wembley Park

Wembley Park

Wembley Park is the only freshwater stream entering below the tidal zone of Norman Creek. Our creek rehabilitation work here borders netball courts, BBQ & playground facilities, off leash dog park and general open field areas. 

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Report environmental damage

Did you see something happen to our waterway?

If you see oily water, dead fish, dumping of rubbish, garden waste or tree removal on a creek bank, contact us or call Brisbane City Council 07 3403 8888

Map of our area

What's happening where
A map of the Norman Creek catchment area in Brisbane, Queensland. Image credit: Google

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