Sunshine Beach access gets back to nature
  • Saturday 15 October 2011

Noosa and District Landcare Group, have this week planted out the site at beach access 27 (previously 22) at Seaview Terrace, Sunshine Beach.

Council drainage works undertaken in the area have now undergone a makeover, with special thanks to Landcare, with new plantings sprucing up the entry.

Division 11 Councillor Russell Green said that regular visitors to north Sunshine Beach will be delighted to see the greenery along the beach access point.

"Earlier this year council repaired and improved the stormwater outlet at beach access 27, one of the most popular beach access points for people using north Sunshine Beach.

"The rehabilitation works were undertaken to manage and remove the invasive weeds whilst addressing the storm water issues raised by local residents. This has been a significant project over a period to time to ensure that we got it right," Cr Green said.

Landcare’s Natural Resources Manager Phil Moran said that when finished a total of 420 plants will be planted at the site.

"We’ve already put in 260 advanced plants and will shortly plant smaller, low growing plants to soften the site even further. While we were planting we received lots of positive comments from locals and visitors who were walking past.

"Landcare will also be installing some watering infrastructure and the local community have offered to maintain the plants until they are established," Mr Moran said.

"It’s great to see the plants in place providing a much more natural feel to the environment," Cr Green said.