Enoggera Catchment Creek Health Monitoring

Why does the water quality of Enoggera Creek go from an A in the headwaters to an F where it joins the Brisbane River?

Are you interested in saving our waterways?

Do you know what is happening in your local waterways? Before we can change anything in the water we need to know what is happening in our creeks. This project is intended to examine the physical characteristics of water in the creeks of Enoggera Catchment. We also need to find out what is living in our creeks and how abundant our native and exotic species are. This project aims to accumulate data to allow us to see the trends that are occurring.

Do you want to participate?

No experience necessary. Great practical experience for students and hobbyists. This project is for members and the community participation. Call Leo on 0409 536 533 for more information. SOWN and the Brisbane City Council Creek Catchment officers hold training days to learn and develop your skills needed specifically for these surveys.

Council Grant to Support ECCHMP

This project is supported by the Lord Mayor’s Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program and the Gap Ward. SOWN received a grant to purchase funds to buy equipment and produce identification charts that will be used in the twice yearly surveys of the creek.

SEQ Water Grant

SEQ Water provided a grant to allow SOWN to purchase our own Horiba U52 with GPS. The initial grant was for $8677.90 and will allow SOWN to conduct Monthly surveys of the ECHMP sites and spot checks.


We need volunteers to conduct the surveys at the nine sites that will be sampled twice yearly, in spring and autumn. Training will be provided and no experience is necessary. In addition to SOWN members we welcome participants from the community to participate in this survey. Each survey will last approximately 3hours with one team surveying one site on the day. There will be nine sites so we will need nine teams. Another team will conduct physical measurements of water quality at all of the sites.


Training is provided for volunteers. Topics will include Safety, Equipment and use, efficient techniques, species identification and documentation. Call 0409536533 to book your place.

The Sites

Enoggera Creek
  • E1. Yoorala St Opposite Community Garden
  • E2. Scout Hut St Johns Wood
  • E3 Tennis Ave
  • Breakfast Creek
  • B1 The Weir, Bancroft Park, Kelvin Grove
  • B2 Downey Park
  • B3 Mouth of Breakfast Ck, Opposite Hotel
Fish Creek
  • F1 Fish Creek
Ithaca Creek
  • I1 JC Slaughter Falls Dam, Mt Coot tha
  • I2 Tate’s Bridge, Simpsons Rd, Bardon
  • I3 Jason St Gauging weir, Red Hill


All data will be collected from the day and presented to members and the community at members meetings. Where applicable data will be posted to the Bureau of Meteorology website and the SEQ Catchment website for use by other interested volunteer and research groups.