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BeachCare Paradise Point

Size of group:

Average 15 participants

Location:

Paradise Point, site runs adjacent along The Esplanade, to Abalone Avenue in the north.

Description of area:

The dunes at this site are low and narrow compared to a coastal beach dune system. Before the BeachCare program was initiated there was distinct erosion. The numerous low-lying native species and weeding efforts are clearly direct results of community involvement through the GCCM BeachCare Program. The dune still suffers from boat wake induced erosion, trampling, weed encroachment, intentional damage to trees and it also acts as a litter catchment.

The parkland that is developed behind the dunes consists of a concrete walkway, a children’s playground and picnic area. Some of the following trees are in the park:

BeachCare Paradise Point

BeachCare Paradise Point community day, May 2010

BeachCare Paradise Point

BeachCare Paradise Point community day, March 2009

  • Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria heterophylla) at 4-5m high
  • Cottonwood (Hibiscus tiliaceus) at 1-2m high
  • Tuckeroo (Cupaniopsis anacardioides) at 2-3m high
  • Horsetail She-oak (Casuarina equisetifolia) at 2-3m high.

Objectives:   

To engage community in the management of their local dune system

  • Identify plant species on site inclusive of native and weed species.
  • Provide a project schedule for revegetation works and maintenance program, utilising appropriate weed management techniques and endemic plant species.
  • Provide recommendations for ongoing maintenance of the site.

History:

BeachCare Paradise Point community group has been active at this site since early 2005. Since then a number of dedicated volunteers and always welcome first time planters, have been active in working towards protecting the fragile stretch of dune foreshore at Paradise Point. Located in the Broadwater, this foreshore is impacted upon by both natural coastal erosion and wave induced erosion from boats and also by pressure from increased foreshore developments and usage. In 2007 this site was awarded the Clean Beach Challenge ‘Community Action’ award. BeachCare Community planting and weeding activities are run approximately once every 2 months.

Any other information:

Everyone is always welcome to come along to BeachCare community days; no experience necessary, all ages and fitness, bring along a hat, wear sunscreen, all equipment and refreshments are supplied.

BeachCare Paradise Point

BeachCare Paradise Point site August 2008

When are we on the dunes?

Sunday 11th August 2012 from 9-11am
Saturday 3rd November 2012 from 9-11am

Contact Details:

Primary contact person
Name Naomi Edwards
Phone Number (07) 5552 8823
Mobile 0414 762 374
Email               n.edwards@griffith.edu.au
Secondary contact person
Name Peta Williams
Phone Number (07) 5552 8530
Email               peta.williams@griffith.edu.au
Website address
www.griffith.edu.au/coastal-management

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