Oxley Creek is situated in South East Queensland, Australia and is one of the major tributaries of the Brisbane River with an estimated 260 square kilometres in area. Water from the large catchment area flows into Oxley Creek as it flows through the low hills in Scenic Rim Region, through western parts of Logan City and into Brisbane. It is Brisbane's longest creek and the only sand-based one in the city.
Oxley Creek is crossed by the Ipswich Motorway and Logan Motorway. The creek is tidal upstream to the Ipswich Motorway crossing. In the suburbs of Oxley, Corinda and Tennyson the lower reaches of the creek contain the Oxley Creek Canoe Trail and are bordered by houses, parks, a driving range and sports fields. In these areas it is heavily polluted. These winding areas for the creek's catchment are prone to flooding, especially if there is an overflow on the Rocklea flood plains from the tributary Stable Swamp Creek.
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... mining in the catchment have greatly affected the water quality of Oxley Creek, particularly in its lower reaches ... rapid population increase and development, altered flow patterns of the creek causing active erosion, deteriorating water quality, increased noise and vehicle movements, waste disposal, invasion of bushland by ... Local councils and bushcare groups have worked to reduce sediment entering the creek by planting vegetation ...
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