Logan City Council reveals three year plan to improve Albert River

LOGAN City Council has endorsed a three year plan to improve the health of the Albert River.

CANOE: Logan City Council is looking to promote tourism opportunities on the Albert River as part of a three year plan.

CANOE: Logan City Council is looking to promote tourism opportunities on the Albert River as part of a three year plan.

The Albert River vision implementation plan for 2019 to 2022 is founded on community ideas and feedback.

It seeks to create a healthy river, develop tourism and business opportunities and improve recreation through providing better access points and facilities.

Its catchment is in the Scenic Rim and Gold Coast local government areas and covers 782 square kilometres.

Initiatives to promote the plan include building boardwalks, canoe launch sites, pontoons, boat ramps and signage.

Riverside vegetation will be rehabilitated and landholders will be encouraged to follow good rural land management and improve water quality.

A study earlier this year conducted by the Wildlife Preservation Society and Logan City Council discovered evidence of platypus populations in three sections of the Albert River.

Logan City Council strategy and sustainability director David Hansen said the latest Healthy Land and Water annual report card gave the Albert River a C and the Logan River a C-.

"Those ratings compared favourably to previous report cards and indicated the health of our rivers is improving," he said.

"It is important we continue with our whole-of-catchment approach underpinned by strong community partnerships.

"Our goal is to have Logan and Albert river corridors that are healthy, accessible, connected and celebrated as iconic city assets."

The council will be working with nearby stakeholders includign Scenic Rim Regional Council, Gold Coast City Council, Seqwater and Healthy Land and Water to improve the middle and upper catchments of the river.

Tributaries start in the Lamington National Park and drain the Great Dividing Range.

The Albert River rises east of Hillview and joins with the Logan River between Alberton and Eagleby, 12 kilometres from Moreton Bay.

The Albert takes a fair amount of water from the Tamborine, Main Range and Lamington Plateau areas and tributaries include the Stockyard Creek, Duck Creek, Kerry Creek, Cainbable Creek, Canungra Creek and Bidaddaba Creek.

More information on the Albert and Logan River vision is available at rivervision.com.au.