Ecological Restoration Framework
  • Last updated:
  • 28 Jan 2023

Ecological restoration is the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged or destroyed.

The South East Queensland (SEQ) Ecological Restoration Framework provides a best practice standard to ensure consistent ecological restoration delivery across SEQ.

The SEQ Ecological Restoration Framework was proposed by environmental managers representing SEQ councils and the Environmental Managers Technical Reference Group (EMTRG) in response to the region’s high population growth and the diversity of stakeholders undertaking ecological restoration throughout the area.

In April 2011, the SEQ Council of Mayors endorsed the framework as a regional standard for undertaking restoration projects. Completed and released in mid-2012, this publication offers best practice management options to land managers undertaking ecological restoration in SEQ.

The framework is comprised of three key documents to guide the delivery of vegetation/ecological restoration work in the SEQ region.

Code of Practice: A policy document providing a head of power for the subsequent guidelines and manual. The Code of Practice reflects the SEQ policy environments where it is to be housed.

Guideline: A decision-making tool to guide users to the most appropriate course of action in their project. This document guides application of the policy and links to current best practice and examples demonstrated in the manual element.

Manual: A technical but easy-to-use guide to all aspects of ecological restoration. This document is reflective of current best practice, and provides the minimal acceptable solutions to ecological restoration.

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