Access Management and Signage

Urban, Wetlands

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 the potential for erosion or compaction and weed invasion. Traffic can also displace wildlife or destroy their habitats.

Walkway to beach in Mackay.

To reduce impacts resulting from unimpeded and informal access, eight designated points were developed through the installation of stairways, fencing, a mulched path and interpretive signs. These activities 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.

Pedestrian beach access.
Installation of purpose-built access stairs provides
formal and safe pedestrian access to the beach whilst protecting vegetation.
Timeline photos.
Interpretive signs enhance community awareness of the role of natural assets within urbanised setting (i.e. pollution treatment, refugia, habitat, amenity etc.).

Project contacts

Katrina Dent, CEO of Reef Catchments.

Katrina Dent

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