Coastal Forum a great success
  • Wednesday 06 May 2015
An arial view of the Pumicestone Passage

More research is needed into bullshark behaviour to better understand and manage their co-existence with humans.

That was just one of the findings from Council’s second Coastal Forum which saw a host of leading experts take to the stage in what was a lively community discussion around those things that matter most to our local coastal environment.

Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the forum explored all the hot topics from bull shark monitoring and the possible Bribie Island breakthrough to turtle care and marine debris.

“This is just another example of Council building its environmental knowledge and investing in healthy waterways and foreshores” Cr McKay said.

“You don’t have to be a coastal engineer to make a difference to the coastal environment, and by sharing what we’ve learned with our community, we give our community the power to make informed personal choices.

“We have an extremely well informed community here on the Sunshine Coast and that was backed up by the questions being asked and the discussions held  at the forum.”

Presentations from today’s forum will be available on Council’s website later this month.