Federation Walk Coastal Reserve littoral rainforest restoration

  • Project typeEnvironment
  • Project scheduleAugust 2021 to June 2027
Federation Coastal Walk

We are undertaking one of Australia’s largest beachfront rainforest restoration projects to establish a coastal (littoral) rainforest within Federation Walk Coastal Reserve.

The project will increase valuable greenspace on the Gold Coast, providing habitat for native wildlife and an enhanced nature-based experience for residents and visitors. Proudly funded by the Queensland Government in association with City of Gold Coast and the Federal Government.

Project Information

  • 37-hectare restoration area
  • Planting approximately 350,000 coastal (littoral) rainforest plants
  • Installing a permanent irrigation system
  • Ongoing maintenance and weed control of planting areas and existing vegetation
  • Developing a landscape concept plan to explore nature-based recreation opportunities


  • Returning natural values to the northern end of Federation Walk Coastal Reserve
  • Increase the area of a Critically Endangered Threatened Ecological Ecosystem as declared by the Federal Government’s Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
  • Improve wildfire resilience
  • Provide habitat for native wildlife
  • Improve amenity for the community and visitors

Project update

  • Irrigation construction is now complete
  • Site preparation activities such as mulching and weed control have begun
  • Planting has started with nearly 70,000 plants already in the ground


Mulching and planting are now underway.

We are making considerable effort to reduce disruptions. However, from time-to-time partial track closures may be necessary for the movement of machinery to undertake the works.

Please be aware of any temporary signage or track exclusions when you visit the park.

Please take care when entering the park and follow all instructions for your safety.


Federation Walk Coastal Reserve, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach 4217  
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