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Site visit - Lowlands (for Coastwest) PDF Print E-mail

Yonga in The Deep blowout rehabIn Feb 2010, following the SCMG meeting in Albany, Brad Kneebone took Christopher Lukes from Dept Planning around Lowands to discuss the YSPA's Coastwest '09 project.

Brad outlined the background of local efforts by the Lowlands Coastcare Group to maintain the condition of the tracks in the reserve (and hence protect the surrounding vegetation and environment), rehabilitation successes and ongoing challenges.

Right - Spot the yonga enjoying the rehab!

Below - Discussing directional signage.Brad outlines the directional signage

The blowout at The Deep rehabilitated in 2007 with seedlings planted into heavy peppermint brush (photo below taken 5 months later)...The Deep blowout, 5 months after brushing and planting

... has had a fantastic success rate! Can you follow individual plants as they grow?The Deep blowout, 2.5 years after rehab

Last Updated ( Sunday, 06 February 2011 )
Productive Off Road Vehicle Forum PDF Print E-mail

ImageSCMG facilitated a regional South Coast Off Road Vehicle Forum on 12th November 2009 in Bremer Bay to further inform the regional coastal strategy, Southern Shores 2009-2030, and to discuss and develop regional strategies in off road vehicle management in the coastal zone of the South Coast Region of Western Australia. Background information was presented on the variety of vehicle management approaches around Australia, Phytophthora dieback and local research into the impacts of vehicles on sandy beach invertebrates.

The proceedings are available from Publications

Last Updated ( Thursday, 08 April 2010 )
Award win for Southern Shores! PDF Print E-mail

SCMG has been awarded in the 2009 WA Coastal Awards for Excellence in Category 5: Coastal Planning and/or Management, for Southern Shores 2009-2030!

“We are thrilled with this award for Southern Shores and see this as a great opportunity to share the work we have put into looking after the coast," said Bill Auburn, SCMG Chair.

"Southern Shores is a vibrant document that has been developed with strong community involvement. We would also like to thank our South Coast NRM and agency advisers for their involvement, and acknowledge the many individuals from the community who have contributed their heart and soul to looking after the coast over many years."

"We believe that continuing to implement Southern Shores is a worthwhile and fruitful mission and would like to invite people and organisations to join us long into the future.”

The awards were announced on 8th October 2009, as part of the 5th WA State Coastal Conference in Fremantle. 

WA Coastal Awards for Excellence 2009 winners

Media statement from John Day, Minister for Planning; Culture and the Arts, 09/10/09

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 October 2009 )
Celebration! Implemention of Southern Shores project PDF Print E-mail

ImageSCMG members, South Coast NRM Inc. staff and local coasties celebrated the success of the 'Implementation of Southern Shores' project on Sunday 2nd August 2009, with the unveiling of the new cover of Southern Shores 2009-2030.

SCMG Chair Bill Auburn thanked South Coast NRM Inc. Acting CEO Lee Sounness for the regional NRM group's support of SCMG, in both direct funding and in-kind staff time.

Achievements of the 'Implementation of Southern Shores' project include three Local Government area projects, the review of Southern Shores, and support of capacity building activities such as regional coastal forums and education initiatives.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 23 August 2009 )
Site visit - Lowlands PDF Print E-mail

In August 2009, SCMG members visited the home patch of City of Albany community delegate, Brad Kneebone. We were joined by local coastcare volunteers and CoastSWAPImage representative, Sue Mountford.

The Lowlands Coastcare Group, a sub-committee of the Youngs Siding Progress Association, has been working for many years to facilitate sustainable access and rehabilitate damaged areas in the Lowlands Coastal Reserve.

Below are some pictures of the lookout and visit to The Deep, where the group has rehabilitated multiple tracks that criss-crossed a steep hill, and Second Beach, where the group redesigned the parking area and installed brush fencing and steps.

Thanks guys for showing us your impressive work! 

Brad Kneebone explaining issues at The Deep

SCMG & Lowlands Coastcare Group members at The Deep

Last Updated ( Friday, 28 August 2009 )
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