Foreshore management plans are integral tools to ensure open foreshore areas are managed for the benefit of the community, while making best use of ratepayers’ funds. These plans consider how the foreshore is used by the community and provide actions to maintain, develop and sustainably manage the areas.
“There is total disregard for Council permit requirements and vehicles are pushing tracks into the Littoral Rainforest – a “critically endangered” ecosystem living behind the beaches…”
CLEAN UP Australia inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment. This weekend, the Douglas Shire community will Step Up to Clean Up across three different locations.
In October 2020, Douglas Shire Council approved its Interim Wonga Beach Foreshore Management Plan which provides for resident-only beach driving permits for almost the entire 10.5 kms of this Great Barrier Reef Marine Park shoreline between 8am and 6.30 pm every day….
A COMMUNITY group will be formed to monitor recreational all-terrain vehicle use at Wonga Beach and report issues to Douglas Shire Council under a new interim foreshore management plan. Council has adopted an Interim Wonga Beach Foreshore Management Plan which allows Wonga Beach residents to use quad bikes in an environmentally-sensitive manner on sections of the 10.5km stretch of coastline.
Douglas Shire Council have released the Interim Wonga Beach Foreshore Management Plan in preparation for Tuesday’s Ordinary Council meeting. On Tuesday’s meeting agenda is the recommendation “That Council adopt the Interim Wonga Beach Foreshore Management Plan” and, in doing so, endorse the actions contained therein to balance recreation activity with environmental sustainability at Wonga Beach.
Enjoy a creative meander with Tina Gonsalves, of Artist Houses who, when not travelling most of the year with her family, calls the Esplanade in Wonga Beach home. 2020 has been an exceptional year for this travelling family….