Preparation of Community Protection Plan:
Across autumn, Hyams Beach Bushcare and the Environment Group joined forces to plant seedlings to help preserve aspects of the village’s bushland. The Bushcare group planted in the dunes behind Seamans Beach, near the Lister Court beach track, and the Environment Group along the cliff line above Chinamans Beach. These areas are both being progressively degraded as a result of people seeking shelter in shade or shortcuts to the beaches.
To deter people from walking across the dunes, the Council has repaired the fence along the Lister Court beach track and erected a fence along the cliff line at the northern end of Cyrus Street. The dunes behind Seamans Beach and Chinamans Beach have also been brushed as a further deterrent to people seeking shade and using the bush as a loo…
Bushcare and the Environment Group will continue to work together to extend the plantings, with seedlings provided by the Council’s Bushcare nursery.