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Rehabilitation of Glossy Black Cockatoo Habitat across the Noosa Heads Urban Environment

Website/Report

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Project lead

Partnerships

Noosa and District Landcare

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Queensland Government (State NRM programs)

Industries

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Activities

On-ground work

Case study type

(none)

Funding source

Noosa and District Landcare

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Queensland Government (State NRM programs)

Funding amount

(not documented)

In-kind contribution

(not documented)

Start date

21 February 2013

End date

15 June 2013

Summary

Through funding from the Queensland Government State NRM Programs, SEQ Catchments is supporting landholders and community groups to undertake prioritised weed control and management of native vegetation to improve catchment and landscape health.

Target areas have been identified utilising existing and new priority species habitat mapping and wetland mapping.

This project will improve habitat for eastern glossy black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami lathami) by undertaking re-vegetation and weed control (including lantana, Singapore daisy, asparagus fern) in five public areas that are known to support populations of glossy black cockatoos (GBC), which are listed as ‘vulnerable’ in Queensland under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.

Re-vegetation actions will use local provenance plants sourced from known GBC food trees (Allocasuarina littoralis and Casuarina equisetifolia) and will use Eucalyptus bancroftii, a plant listed as ‘vulnerable’ under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, to improve floral diversity of each site.

When planning management activities the project officer will refer to the ‘Glossy Black-Cockatoo Conservation Guidelines for South-Eastern Queensland and Far North-Eastern New South Wales’ (Version 1, 2010) produced by the Glossy Black Conservancy.

The total area of habitat restoration is 16.64ha, made up of five ‘islands’: Weyba Conservation Park (11ha); AW Dan Park (2ha); Dame Patti Park (1.3ha); Burgess Creek (1.7ha); and Comet Park (0.64ha).

These activities will be supported through the Sunshine Coast Regional Council Community Nature Conservation Program.

Benefits

This program will:
  • provide maintenance and promote the project through both formal and informal networks
  • improve biodiversity in the Noosa area by enhancing habitat viability for glossy black cockatoos
  • increase the awareness of, and engage with, residents in these urban environments to contribute to conservation actions for GBC
  • enhance re-vegetation activities on 16.64ha
  • carry out weed control on 16.64ha of native vegetation.

Lesson

(not documented)

Reference ID

SEQC1942

Last updated: 16 May 2015

This page should be cited as:

Rehabilitation of Glossy Black Cockatoo Habitat across the Noosa Heads Urban Environment, WetlandInfo 2014, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 31 January 2020, <https://wetlandinfo.des.qld.gov.au/wetlands/resources/tools/wetland-project/rehabilitation-of-glossy-black-cockatoo-habitat-across-the-noosa-heads-urban-3cf4/>.

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