Mullens Wader Walk
Gympie Regional Council
Three Coastal NRM groups engaged: two Conservation Volunteers Australia teams, and an international volunteers’ team
On-ground work, Education extension
Case study type
Caring for Our Country program
1 February 2009
26 May 2005
This project will clearly define a single walking track, remove weeds and re-vegetate with native species on the Mullens Creek Esplanade to prevent further environmental and cultural site degradation. Three community displays/awareness days have taken place and articles about shorebirds have been featured in two coastal newspapers.
Anticipated outcomes: currently, local residents and tourists visit this area for recreation, exercise, dog walking, and bird watching. Since there is not one clearly defined track, walkers are inclined to wander into the foreshore area. The resultant impact on the area will be further compaction leading to degradation and erosion of this area.
As well as defining the walking track itself, the project will lay down an appropriate walking track surface, place interpretive signage to highlight Indigenous cultural sites, and explain the local flora, fauna and birdlife.
This particular site is adjacent to the Great Sandy Strait Ramsar listed wetland and is also within the Great Sandy Marine Park, Conservation Park Zone. Further, the site adjoins a designated saltmarsh, shorebird roosting and feeding area which is currently being monitored by Cooloola Coastcare with the assistance of Wetland Care Australia. The use of dog leads will be encouraged through community awareness days and the distribution of dog leads will be supplied by Burnett Mary Regional Group.
This project will:
Last updated: 24 September 2015
This page should be cited as:
Mullens Wader Walk, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, .