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: Cungulla Wetland

Cungulla Wetland Cleanup and Weed Control

Location: Cungulla - Boatshed Creek area (a tributary of Doughboy Creek)

Organisation: Cungulla Recreational Fishing and Social Club Inc.

Project Summary:

Coastal wetland and woodland buffers in the Cungulla area have been degraded from unauthorised access, illegal dumping, weed spread and feral pigs. One of these areas is on State Land (Lot 7 on AP13574) adjoining the Cungulla township.

The opportunity exists to develop a management plan for the area in conjunction with the landowner (DERM) and the Cungulla Community. The initial vision is to commence the rehabilitation process for the site with a view to the area becoming a community facility for passive recreation i.e. walking and nature observation.

Issues Being Addressed:

- Misuse of coastal wetlands and associated woodlands and dunal systems

Involved Parties :

- Cungulla Recreational Fishing and Social Club

- Townsville City Council

- Department of Environment and Resource Management

Completed actions and events:

•    Planning, preparations and resource material prepared by WCA (Terri Buono) – October 2011/January 2012
•    Two events planned in conjunction with Toomulla Beach Coastcare and other NGOs and community groups;
o    a community day with tours of the wetlands and other educational activities (15 April 2012),
o    tree planting and activities with nearby schools (June 2012).
•    WCA presence in Townsville scaled down due to budget constraints causing WCA to withdraw from the project. CVA asked to take over the project - March 2012
•    Handover report and resources received from WCA including;
o    A Guide to Native Frog Monitoring (Townsville),
o    Townsville Frog ID Cheat Sheet - April 2012

•    CVA coordinated Clemant/Toomulla Wetland Day Community Day - 15 July 2012
o    8 volunteers/community members from Townsville,
o    6 local community members from Toomulla,
o    8 international volunteers and about 20 people from the camp ground come over to look at the information on display and talk about the area,
o    Conducted 2 x 4WD tours -16 people showing them around Clements Wetlands,
o    Tree giveaways and general information on wetlands and children’s activities,
o    BBQ for participants,
o    There was coverage in the weekend paper “What’s on this weekend” (see Creekwatch sub project activities).