NQ Dry Tropics is helping to look after vegetation along our coast that's been identified as having particular environmental significance.
Wunjunga foreshore protection
A strategic management plan is being developed to protect the foreshore at Wunjunga - a small coastal town south of Ayr.
This area contains, and is surrounded by, many values of high ecological significance. However, it is under considerable pressure from human activities and natural weather events.
The foreshore, and in particular the significant dune system contained within it, is in an extremely fragile state.
NQ Dry Tropics is working with the local community, the Burdekin Shire Council and the Department of Environment and Resource Management on developing a management plan to ensure the area is given a stronger chance of being able to withstand additional pressures such as climate change and intense storms.
Want to know more about coastal projects?
We have several publications related to the coast.
Caring for our Coast Community Resource Book is a great practical guide for volunteer, environment community groups.
Vehicles On Our Beaches guide is a quick resource to safe and fun driving on nq beaches.
Coastal Plants of the Burdekin Dry Tropics is an incredibly useful book designed for anyone interested in the wide range of trees, shrubs and creepers that grow in Queensland’s dry tropics.
We also have a number of useful guides and brochures about looking after marine animals.
Coastal Dolphins and Dugong Sightings guide, brochures about the affect artificial lights have on seaturtles.
Call us if you teach young children or want to show your children why we need to look after our coasts and how. We have things like magnets which serve as useful reminders, fun workbooks and games.