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Community foreshore habitat recovery and rehabilitation program


(not documented)

Project lead


Community volunteers

Conservation Volunteers Australia

National Green Jobs Corps

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Queensland Government




On-ground work

Case study type


Funding source

Australian Government / NRM

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

2 January 2012

End date

31 August 2012


This project funds a strategic habitat rehabilitation on-ground works program at Big Woody Island, Duck Island, Picnic Island and Mangrove Point (near Booral) which are significant shorebird roosting sites located in the Great Sandy Straits Ramsar Wetland. Community landcare/bushcare volunteers, Conservation Volunteers Australia, National Green Jobs Corps, Fraser Coast Regional Council, Department of Environment and Resource Management, and Burnett Mary Regional Group are engaged for strategic onground works that will protect and enhance habitat values provided by remnant foreshore and island vegetation. Additionally, the project funds implementation of works to reduce risks to European cultural heritage values (i.e. iconic historical structures on the island such as the wooden lighthouse and rock wall) posed by bushfire.


This project improves community knowledge and understanding of the Ramsar shorebirds of Great Sandy Strait islands, while protecting International migratory birds roosting and feeding habitat on the foreshore.


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Reference ID


Last updated: 27 July 2017

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2017) Community foreshore habitat recovery and rehabilitation program, WetlandInfo website, accessed 18 March 2024. Available at:

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