A combined Townsville Council, State Government, Commonwealth and
community based initiative to maintain and enhance our waterways in the
coastal dry tropics.

Increasing Community Engagement in Townsville Coastal Catchments for Biodiversity Project
Funded by the Australian Government's Caring for our Country program.

2011 Sub Projects

Activities and Events

Bluewater Creek | Bohle Northshore | Bohle Riparian | Bohle Wetland | Clemant Wetlands | Cocoa Creek | Community Nurseries | Creekwatch | Cungulla Foreshore | Cungulla Wetland | GBR Habitat | Geoffrey and Alma Bay | Horseshoe Bay Habitat | Horseshoe Bay School | M.I. Weed Awareness | Mundy Creek | Nelly Bay Catchment | Nelly Bay Turtle | Northern Beaches | Oak Valley Finch | Paluma Catchment | Petersen Creek | Rainforest Birds Book | Ross River | Rowes Bay Foreshore | Rowes Bay Wetlands | Saunders Beach | Toomulla Foreshore | Town Common Bike TrailTown Common Concept | Town Common Volunteers | Townsville Planning Scheme

Short Title: Saunders Beach

Saunders Beach Coastal Habitat Management

Location: Saunders Beach

Organisation: Saunders Beach community

Project Summary:

No clear direction for an integrated project were received so Creek to Coral has been working with an interested community member to determine the best approach to assist Saunders Beach landowners and managers assist themselves with habitat management (retaining the dunes) to simultaneously improve the natural environment and protect their assets.

Project Partners:

  • Saunders Beach community members
  • NQ Dry Tropics

Completed actions and events:

•    Site visit with Karen Stapleton (NQDT) - 17 November 2011

•    Site visit with Adam King (TCC) to look at various elements

•    Meeting with Karl Scholl, acting on behalf of Sean Wade, and Adam King and Karen Stapleton (NQDT) - 7 December

•    Draft work plan to Karl Scholl, Adam King and Karen Stapleton - 14 December 2011

•    Framework for Saunders Beach Management Strategy prepared - May 2012

•    Site assessment - 18 January 2013

•    Site assessment with Chris Pronk (TCC) and meet with Park Services (Rod Donaldson) and community member Sally Minns about the Aboriginal food plant trail - 21 February 2013

•    Weed control with CVA. Deep Creek end of esplanade and ‘coconut grove’ corner – 4 March 2013

•    Weed control with CVA. Esplanade and Thuarea trail area – 6 March 2013

•    Weed control with CVA. Esplanade and planting Thuarea and Casuarinas – 7 March 2013

•    Wulgurukaba Plant Trail opening and follow up weed control. Contribution to signage – 5 May 2013