A program aimed at beautifying and protecting the Moore Park Beach foreshore is under way, with more than 4000 native coastal trees and shrubs expected to be planted in the area upon its completion.
Bundaberg Regional Council divisional representative Cr Jason Bartels said the foreshore protection and beautification program was now in its third stage.
“The community of Moore Park Beach were vocal in getting something done about the foreshore as there was dead grass and trees in the area,” he said.
“Council consulted with the community and worked out a plan to not only beautify the foreshore but also protect it from tidal surges at the same time.
“We created a four-stage program to carry out the planting of new native shrubs and trees along the foreshore, to tidy it up and beautify it.”
Cr Bartels said Council Natural Areas staff with assistance from Impact Community Services had been replanting and revegetating the area to the edge of the protection zone, benefiting both the community and the local wildlife.
“There is a wildlife buffer to protect our natural animals,” he said.
“We have also included a community hub which features two picnic areas and a grassed area so people can sit down and enjoy the beach.
“Outside the protection zone you have a bike way which residents can utilise for walking or riding.
“These works have really enhanced the area and protected it from tidal surge.”
The Moore Park Beach foreshore revegetation program will soon move on to stage four, with the full project expected to be complete by mid-2020.