Upper Mary Valley Weed Vine Project

Invasive weed vines threaten native habitats by smothering and killing vegetation around creeks and rivers in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Upper Mary Valley Weed Vine Project
Cat’s claw creeper
Upper Mary Valley Weed Vine Project
Madeira vine
Upper Mary Valley Weed Vine Project
Dutchman’s pipe

The Upper Mary Valley Weed Vine Project focuses on treating three of the worst weed vines in the area – Cat’s Claw Creeper, Maderia Vine and Dutchman’s Pipe.

These weed vines are a major threat to riparian and aquatic habitat, smothering and destroying streamside vegetation causing bank instability and erosion, resulting in damage to in-stream and riparian habitat, productive land, infrastructure and water quality.

The Mary Valley River catchment is a biodiversity hotspot, support the Critically Endangered Lowland Rainforest of Subtropical Australia. It is home to an abundance of animals, including threatened and endangered species listed under the Australian Government Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, such as the Mary River turtle, Oxleyan pygmy perch and the Giant barred frog. Water from this catchment eventually flows into the Great Barrier Reef.

Hinterland Bush Links arranges professional contractors to carry out this on-ground work.

  • Labour Hours

    Over 1000 labour hours of contractor weed vine removal each year.
  • Properties

    Across 34 properties
  • Locations

    Along Harper Creek, Mary River (above Conondale) Elaman Creek, Cedar Creek, Little Yabba Creek and road reserve sites owned by Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Catchment Area

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