The Gold Coast's beautiful natural environment allows us to enjoy a lifestyle like no other city. You can play an active part in keeping it this way by joining the Coomera River Group.
The Coomera River Group comprises local residents from all areas of the catchment. They take part in a variety of volunteer activities to protect the river's environmental values. Such activities include:
The group are currently working in partnership with our NaturallyGC Volunteer Landcare Program. They are restoring a one-kilometre section of the Coomera River at Regatta Waters Park.
The Oxenford family cleared and farmed the site during the 1950s. Developers owned the land until recently. Regatta Waters Park was dedicated to Council in 2006. Since then its use has been as a grazing licence through Council.
A master plan is being developed for the park. In time, it will house sports fields, pathways and a community hub area. The group will help with the planting of over 70,000 trees at the park.
The key actions by the group include:
You can see the progress of the site by viewing our 360 degree aerial Google maps.
Waterhen Lake in Russell Hinze Park, Oxenford, provides a nature refuge and habitat for waterbirds. It also receives storm water from the surrounding catchment. The freshwater lake has a history of algal blooms and Salvinia (a declared water weed) outbreaks. The group played a part in the Waterhen Lake Restoration Project.
The group also assist with waterway health monitoring in tributaries such as:
Register: You need to register online prior to attending to secure a spot and receive the full details of the event.
Register for a Landcare session or tree planting
For more information please contact the Natural Areas Management Unit.
Phone: 07 5581 1537