Council managed foreshores are complex, with many environmental and social values, and sometimes conflicting views about how they should be managed. The foreshore management plan framework allows for in depth investigation of many complex issues, with the needed high level of community and stakeholder consultation. Foreshore Management plans aims to guide the management of Council-managed foreshores with a clear and consistent set of principles and management actions.
Foreshore Management Plans will usually include investigation and developing management objectives and management activities regarding:
Consultation, working with stakeholders and project partners and communication is integral to foreshore management plan development.
Consultation and communication objectives include:
In 2021-2022 Council is developing the Eastern Beaches Foreshore Management Plan.
The Eastern Beaches stretch from the southern boundary of the Noosa Heads section of Noosa National Park at Sunshine Beach down to the northern boundary of the Coolum section of Noosa National Park at Peregian Beach. It doesn’t include private property, mowed parks or national parks.
It aims to guide the management of Council-managed foreshore land on the Eastern Beaches with a clear and consistent set of principles and management actions. The plan will contribute to the rehabilitation of dunal vegetation and help increase community resilience to climate change.
There will be regular updates and consultation invitations on this web page to identified community stakeholders, foreshore reserve neighbours and subscribers as well as advertised consultation opportunities for the broader community.
If you would like to become a subscriber to the Eastern Beaches Foreshore Management Plan development, please send an email to email@example.com
Foreshores fall under many of the same Queensland legislation as other Council managed land and natural areas including the Land Act 1994 and Nature Conservation Act 1992, but also falls under legislation specific to coasts, foreshores and waters such as the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995 and Fisheries Act 1994. This recognises both the significant environmental values of coasts and foreshores and the high demand for coastal land.
One of the most relevant Queensland documents for public coastal foreshore management are these Qld Government guidelines for local governments, community groups and others managing and working on public coastal foreshores.
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Marine plant protection