Stumers to get green makeover

A 31-hectare parcel of degraded land running alongside Stumers Creek and behind Cinnamon and Springfield Avenue properties is to get an ecological makeover – and the council wants your input.

Coolum residents are invited to a community meeting this Saturday morning to provide feedback and to make suggestions regarding the proposed ecological restoration work of the Cinnamon Avenue Bushland Area.

The project includes the restoration and revegetation of degraded sections of Stumers Creek that have been used as a council storage facility off Cinnamon Avenue.

Councillor Vivien Griffin and council environmental operations officers will attend the meeting to answer questions about the project, which is a joint partnership between the council and Green Corps.

“I am absolutely delighted that council is proceeding with the project,” Ms Griffin said.

“This Cinnamon Avenue area is designated as Habitat Core in the former Maroochy Biodiversity Strategy.

“This core conservation area is recognised as one of the two most valuable, largely unprotected cores in the former Maroochy Shire, with very high endangered, vulnerable or rare habitat value, tract size, ecosystem values, ecosystem size, ecosystem diversity and context and connection.”

The adjoining parcel of land is registered on the National Estate (Peregian Environmental Park) and forms part of the UNESCO Noosa Biosphere Reserve.

Ms Griffin encouraged residents to come to the meeting and contribute their thoughts and ideas about how recreation uses could be considered alongside protecting and enhancing the conservation values.

“I am confident we could deliver some low-key passive recreation opportunities here, and I am definitely keen to hear people’s ideas,” she said.

The meeting will be held on site at 9am, Saturday, August 22.

Entry is via the driveway adjacent to 51 Cinnamon Avenue.

For more information, contact the council’s customer service centre on 5475 7272.

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