Prior to the Bribie island Breakthrough TAPP Members worked to restore the TS Onslow site by planting mangroves along the shoreline. Stage 1 mangroves were unfortunately vandalised during 2021. The remaining mangroves from stage 1 of this project have been able to sustain the inundation since the breakthrough, however all of stage 2 of this project as well as some of the trees we were trying to save have been eroded.
Below is an account of stage 2 of our project. We learnt much about the value of mangroves as well as the value of community collaboration in restoring a quickly eroding site.
Stage 2 of the collaborative project site using a soft engineering restoration processes to reduce erosion on the T.S. Onslow site in Golden Beach, Caloundra. The method applies the benefits of mangrove and coastal vegetation planting combined with the use of coir logs, Biodegradable Ecosystem Engineering Elements, concrete oyster stars and sand infill to reduce erosion of this site. Aims includes improving water quality and biodiversity.
This was a collaborative project with…
• Funding from the Federal Government National Landcare Program delivered through Healthy Land and Water
• Funding from the Queensland State Government Department of Environment and Science
• A contribution of funding from the Caloundra Power Boat Club
• Project management by Susie Chapman of Healthy Land and Water
• Expert advice on mangroves from Prof. Norm Duke of Mangrove Watch
• Technical coastal engineering advice from Omtrek
• Mangrove propagation and planting performed by Bunya Bunya Country Aboriginal Corporation
• Advice and substantial work in kind by Sunshine Coast Council
• Help from T.S. Onslow, Night Eyes Water and Landcare, Wildlife Preservation Society Queensland (WPSQ), TAPP (Take Action for Pumicestone Passage Inc.) volunteers.
More detailed information on this project can be downloaded here: T.S.Onslow Stage 2 final report
- Drone video of coir log installation by TAPP
- Aerial videos of previous erosion control measures plus footage of our volunteers hard at work