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Draft Doonan Creek Environmental Reserve Management Plan

Consultation has concluded

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The reserve management plan for the Doonan Creek Environmental Reserve will guide future community access and involvement on the reserve, and ongoing management and bush restoration over the next 10 years. The plan highlights the reserves environmental, social, cultural and economic values and provides a management guideline that will help protect the reserves biodiversity in the future.

Community engagement

Between 2015-17 community groups and local residents have participated in tree planting, nature walks and a public involvement workshop at Doonan Creek Environmental Reserve. Feedback from these events have been considered in the development of the draft Management Plan.

Council invited the community to proivide feedback on the Draft Doonan Creek Environmental Reserve Management Plan which closed at 4pm 23 February 2018.

A copy of the plan can also be requested by contacting council.

Where to from here

Once comments are reviewed, the Management Plan will be finalised and available on council's website in March 2018.

Overview

Council has developed a range of environmental reserve management plans for council's high value bushland reserves. Each plan describes the reserve’s ecological, social, cultural and economic values and lists management actions needed to maintain or restore these values. The plans will be reviewed every five years.

Background

Doonan Creek Environmental Reserve protects a key link in the Maroochy Noosa wallum corridor—one of the most important coastal habitat areas on the Sunshine Coast. The majority of the reserve (252ha) was acquired through council’s Environment Levy land acquisition program in 2013. Combined with the adjoining conservation areas this creates a total reserve area of 334 hectares of diverse habitat ranging from iconic coastal heath, scribbly gum forest to melaleuca wetlands.

There are thirteen confirmed regional ecosystems within the entire reserve area, including critically endangered (EPBC Act 1999) subtropical lowland rainforest found within the new levy acquisition component. Recent surveys have found a wide variety of native wildlife at this site, including 125 different bird species which makes this site a birdwatchers haven. Fauna surveys have also found a koala, vulnerable wallum frogs and more than 24 different mammal species living in the reserve, including the curious fishing bat (Myotis macropus) which uses echo-location to fish in the water holes found deep within the reserve.

Contacts

For more information, please contact Natural Areas Senior Programming Officer on (07) 5475 7272.

The reserve management plan for the Doonan Creek Environmental Reserve will guide future community access and involvement on the reserve, and ongoing management and bush restoration over the next 10 years. The plan highlights the reserves environmental, social, cultural and economic values and provides a management guideline that will help protect the reserves biodiversity in the future.

Community engagement

Between 2015-17 community groups and local residents have participated in tree planting, nature walks and a public involvement workshop at Doonan Creek Environmental Reserve. Feedback from these events have been considered in the development of the draft Management Plan.

Council invited the community to proivide feedback on the Draft Doonan Creek Environmental Reserve Management Plan which closed at 4pm 23 February 2018.

A copy of the plan can also be requested by contacting council.

Where to from here

Once comments are reviewed, the Management Plan will be finalised and available on council's website in March 2018.

Overview

Council has developed a range of environmental reserve management plans for council's high value bushland reserves. Each plan describes the reserve’s ecological, social, cultural and economic values and lists management actions needed to maintain or restore these values. The plans will be reviewed every five years.

Background

Doonan Creek Environmental Reserve protects a key link in the Maroochy Noosa wallum corridor—one of the most important coastal habitat areas on the Sunshine Coast. The majority of the reserve (252ha) was acquired through council’s Environment Levy land acquisition program in 2013. Combined with the adjoining conservation areas this creates a total reserve area of 334 hectares of diverse habitat ranging from iconic coastal heath, scribbly gum forest to melaleuca wetlands.

There are thirteen confirmed regional ecosystems within the entire reserve area, including critically endangered (EPBC Act 1999) subtropical lowland rainforest found within the new levy acquisition component. Recent surveys have found a wide variety of native wildlife at this site, including 125 different bird species which makes this site a birdwatchers haven. Fauna surveys have also found a koala, vulnerable wallum frogs and more than 24 different mammal species living in the reserve, including the curious fishing bat (Myotis macropus) which uses echo-location to fish in the water holes found deep within the reserve.

Contacts

For more information, please contact Natural Areas Senior Programming Officer on (07) 5475 7272.