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: Northern Beaches

Northern Beaches Coastal Habitat Management

Location: Northern Beaches (Bushland Beach to Balgal)

Organisation: Townsville City Council

Project Summary:

A survey was carried out by partner organisations (Greening Australia, Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare Inc. and Townsville City Council) after reports of an outbreak of weeds along the foreshore of Townsville's Northern Beaches.

Proposed Activities:

- Survey of weed type and distribution

- Weed control program

- Community awareness and involvement activities

Completed actions and events:

Stage 1

•    Weed survey – 28 and 29 June 2011

•    Weed survey and mapping (completed) – August 2011

•    Discussed with Byron for GAWT to take over the project as CDTLI do not wish to proceed with weed control proposal - November 2011

•    Meeting held with Simon Igloi, Ray Davis, Byron Kearns and Kent Worsley. Decided that the funding would be best spent on community education activities including weed identification workshops etc - 9 February 2012

Stage 2

Preparation of the (Northern Beaches) Townsville Coastal Habitat Management Guide

•    Framework for the Coastal Habitat Management Guide
o    Coastal conditions and processes (difference from ‘normal’ works)
o    Key management concepts e.g. strand vegetation and erosion
o    Access and erosion control
o    Weed identification and control
o    Revegetation methods and case studies TCC/Adam King and various coastal communities (e.g. Toomulla, Cungulla)
o    Plants for rehabilitation and identification section (20 or so key plants for revegetation)