Access management and signage

Informal access to beaches, dunes, and coastal wetlands and waterways by vehicles and pedestrians can lead to the destruction of native vegetation, reduce vegetative cover, and increase potential for erosion or compaction and weed invasion. Traffic can also displace wildlife or destroy their habitats. To reduce impacts resulting from unimpeded and informal access, eight designated points were developed through the installation of stairways, fencing, mulched path and an interpretive signs. These activities have occurred at Cape Palmerston, Shellgrit Creek, Wilsons Beach, Far Beach, Armstrong Beach, Grasstree Beach and Galbraith Creek. Returning these areas to a more natural state (where possible) is important to facilitate unhindered coastal and riverine erosion and accretion cycles.

Installation of purpose built access stairs provide
formal and safe pedestrian access to the beach whilst protecting vegetation.

Interpretive signs enhance community awareness of the role of natural assets within urbanised setting (i.e. pollution treatment, refugia, habitat, amenity etc.).

Key Contact

Katrina Dent from Reef Catchments NRM in Mackay

Katrina Dent
P (07) 4968 4207
M 0438 115 086
E Katrina Dent