A combined Townsville Council, State Government, Commonwealth and
community based initiative to maintain and enhance our waterways in the
coastal dry tropics.

Increasing Community Engagement in Townsville Coastal Catchments for Biodiversity Project
Funded by the Australian Government's Caring for our Country program.

2011 Sub Projects

Activities and Events

Bluewater Creek | Bohle Northshore | Bohle Riparian | Bohle Wetland | Clemant Wetlands | Cocoa Creek | Community Nurseries | Creekwatch | Cungulla Foreshore | Cungulla Wetland | GBR Habitat | Geoffrey and Alma Bay | Horseshoe Bay Habitat | Horseshoe Bay School | M.I. Weed Awareness | Mundy Creek | Nelly Bay Catchment | Nelly Bay Turtle | Northern Beaches | Oak Valley Finch | Paluma Catchment | Petersen Creek | Rainforest Birds Book | Ross River | Rowes Bay Foreshore | Rowes Bay Wetlands | Saunders Beach | Toomulla Foreshore | Town Common Bike TrailTown Common Concept | Town Common Volunteers | Townsville Planning Scheme

Short Title: Bohle River Northshore

Bohle River Community Engagement and School Nursery

Location: North Shore Development. Part of a 60 hectare site within the Stocklands' North Shore development consisting of riparian vegetation (Bohle River and tributaries) and woodland habitat

Organisation: Greening Australia

Project Summary:

North Shore, beside the Bohle River, is a relatively new development separated from the main Townsville urban area. This project will focus on engaging the local community to build a sense of ownership for the management of natural areas associated with the development.

General habitat management (outside the scope of this project) consists mostly of weed control including Guinea Grass, Chinee Apple and Leucaena under an agreement between Stocklands and Greening Australia.

A strategic management plan is also required for the Bohle River downstream of the Bruce Highway to ensure appropriate efforts and management regimes are applied. Greening Australia has indicated their intention to contribute to the development of the strategy with other project partners.

Completed actions and events:

•    St Claires School nursery/shade house constructed - July/August 2012
•    School nursery propagation program – August to November 2012
•    Community events:
    - C1 Plant identification (8 participants) – 31 March 2012
    - C2 Weed identification (10 participants) – 14 April 2012
    - C3 Ecology (7 participants) – 15 May 2012
    - C4 Weed control (12 participants) – 10 June 2012
    - C5 Tree planting (80 participants). 120 trees planted in a 50 metre x 30 metre area – 5 August 2012
•    Community events promoted through Stocklands Facebook page