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Bilinga dune revegetation works

Dune vegetation plays an important role in stabilising our dune systems, protecting nearby properties and beach users from wind and salt spray. It is also a natural shade tool.

From June 2019, the City is undertaking beach maintenance works at Bilinga to restore dune amenity, increase the health of the dune system and enhance the recreational experience for residents and beach users.

Maintaining the dunes is an important part of our Ocean Beaches Strategy to ensure our beaches are healthy and clean.

Project information

These works will be delivered over two stages, beginning in June 2019.

Stage 1

This was completed on 24 June 2019 with the removal of cottonwood trees, coastal tea-trees and some dead trees.

Stage 2

Trimming of trees has been undertaken to enable the revegetation works to proceed.

Revegetation works will consist of landscaping along the seawall using native groundcovers and the replanting of trees in the dune area.

The tree planting, to replace vandalised trees, is scheduled to commence in early September and will include the following species:

  • Coastal banksia (Banksia integrifolia)
  • Pandanus (Pandanus tectorius)
  • Tuckeroo (Cupaniopsis anacardioides)
  • Beach Birds eye (Alectryon coriaceus)
  • Beach acronychia (Acronychia imperforata)
  • Coastal cypress (Callitris collumellaris).

Weed control for the landscaping will commence mid-September in preparation for planting to follow in October 2019.

Area of works

Download a map of the dune restoration (PDF 568kb)

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