• Rochelle Gooch

DUNE RESTORATION NEAR YOU

Bushland conservation contractors have started working on a three year project to rehabilitate and protect our beautiful dunes along Noosa's Eastern beaches.



The first step will make a noticeable difference to the health of the Peregian Beach bushland between Beach Access 53-55 north of the surf Club & Beach Access 60-59 in front of Piper & Plover Sts as far as Peregian Park.


Leaders from six Local Bushcare Groups are involved; Sunshine Beach, Castaways, Marcus Beach, Peregian Creek, North Peregian & our own Peregian Beach Community Association Bushcare group.


All six convened recently to signal the start of much needed rehabilitation works along the 11kms eastern beaches strip, where vegetated dunes provide resilience to the onslaught of coastal erosion, as seen recently in NSW.

This three year ‘Coastal Connect’ project funded by Noosa Council will enable local contractors to assist Bushcare volunteers to strengthen the dunal bushland between Sunshine & Peregian Beaches.


The team will be focussed on ensuring healthy foreshore dunes including an emphasis on our coastal creek estuaries at Sunshine, Marcus, Castaways & Peregian Beach, as well as scattered ephemeral ponds throughout the precincts.


These works will support & be supported by our ongoing Bushcare activities. There is an enhanced spirit of co-operation between the six Bushcare Groups, who have individually been involved in rehabilitation activities for decades.

Noosa’s vegetated frontal dunes provide a critical buffer to storm surges & high tide erosion by both legislated setbacks & healthy mature deep-rooted native species – from spinifex & dunal creepers to the Casuarinas & Banksias as well as the larger Tuckeroos & Moreton Bay Ash.



It is important to respect the role of our dunal vegetation and keep to the official pathways when next visiting the beach.


If you can assist with this project, even once, please contact Ryan 04285 59245 or Rochelle Gooch on 5448 2665


Thanks,

Rochelle Gooch

Peregian Beach Community Grants & Bushcare Co-ordinator

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