Pumicestone Catchment Convergence 2021

Notes Day 3 – Sustainable development

  • Environment there is a link to local economy (Need sustainable economy to support a sustainable environment)

  • Residents need to understand their space and ownership within the overall Catchment.

  • Boats and on water area activities are not occurring as per regulations of these activities.

  • Living on boats how to manage waste and other impacts and should only be 48hr stay?

  • The aura development increased population yet less space for toy storage.

  • On water hire facilities limit access space to service increase demand.

  • Tourism is resource hungry and returns can be over stated.

  • There is a need to increase infrastructure to support growth now and into the future. (boat ramps Parking etc)

  • Wildlife is under pressure there needs to be a balance between humans and wildlife.

  • Regulate north of Bells creek the passage looks wide however usable water is limited.

  • Do we have a true picture to monitor on water activities as there is a bias on some lawful activities?

  • Take pressure of the Nth Sone of the passage. Can a sea plane be compatible in this space?

  • User pay for tourism but locals free.

  • Hinterland open space over loved national parks forestry areas.

  • Matters of local environmental significance are only considered if offsets are triggered. Should be reviewed in planning scheme.

  • How to create new jobs a first nation economy.

  • Need to have a greater connection to the catchment landscape understand where you area. ( strong environmental systems view.)

  • Sustainable development should be 6 star and look at the options to retro fit other developments for example community gardens etc.

  • Development needs to look at space to minimise impact on the passage.

  • Mixed water uses impact on the passage needs to be identified.

  • All stakeholders need to understand their impacts on the landscape within the catchment.

  • Target or support public transport to natural assets across the catchment.

  • No Development in sensitive areas. Need to have Sustainable areas identified (lowest impact zones?)

  • Strengthen the Ramsar commitment with in the region.

  • Identify areas to be restored through development offsets.

  • Support intelligent development if it exists.

  • Support Technologies that reduces negative catchment impacts.

  • The State currently dictates extra development without managing impacts with in the region.

  • Need to respect open space currently some motorised activities don’t respect the landscape.(catchment)

  • Needs to be greater understanding that a development foot print has on the impacts of the regional foot print.

  • Renewable energy across developments but not as offsets.

Five points for the Catchment future: 2050

  • Pumicestone Catchment has a viable and economic sustainable agricultural sector.

  • We have a managed population growth within the catchment with minimal negative impact.

  • Strong planning across the catchment through all levels of government. We should have a clear picture of the vision of a 2050 catchment.

  • Use tech to support the catchment eg hi res maps etc.

  • Natural environment is in place to have the built environment working for it not against it.

Five points part 2

  • No net loss of native forest and degrading of water quality.

  • Maintain greenspace based on per capita including waterway recreation.

  • Strong ownership of the catchment and valued by residents and visitors.

  • Have $’s to support the management of the catchment to protect or enhance the environmental outcomes.

  • Urban and natural green infrastructure is supported by urban intensification.

Points from the Map

Section 1

  • Disturbed feeding and roost birds

  • How do you manage water activities if we don’t understand the current effects on the passage?

  • Model dynamics of the ocean side of Bribie Island.

  • Should Building heights be increased to accommodate population rather than increase footprint. However not on the shoreline inland.

  • Make sure we understand the acid sulfate story within this part of the catchment, and how basement water is managed.

  • Conduct a spatial and time survey (time of day, duration, location , numbers, season of marine activities to determine more specific links between recreation activities and impacts.

Section 2

  • In both section 1 and section 2 what do we know about ground water and the relationship between the areas?

  • Improve habitat mapping to include sea grass

  • How does impacts in section 2 impact the nth flows

Section 3

  • Control people using the sand banks with animals disturbing the wildlife etc.

  • Improved fire management on the island.

  • Monitor Camping capacity for National Parks

Section 4

  • Match high recreation activities to forestry and National parks activities not the other way round.

  • There needs to be an improved effort to manage sediment from dirt roads due to recreational vehicles.

  • Improve the id of sediment point sources.

  • Value of habitat conductivity in relationship to linear infrastructure.

  • Need for a serious groundwater study to explain ag impacts.

  • Monitoring Point Source sediment and pollution hot spots – links to ground water transport of pollutants.

Northern hinterland area;

  • Have all forms of agriculture in the region work to industry best practice.

  • What do land owners need to know to manage their land to minimise negative impacts across the region.

  • Within the steep country of the catchment there is a need to improve sediment capture.

  • Measure the impacts of the many small hobby farms to compare to productive ag farms.