The future of Pumicestone Passage

The future of Pumicestone Passage

Future development, threatened plant and animal species and declining report card grades have kept the Pumicestone Passage front and centre with all eyes trained on improving the environmental statistics for this valuable 45km waterway.

Well, keep watching—council launched a three-year rehabilitation project on the southern bank of Bells Creek today that will restore 30 hectares of riparian habitat in this key Pumicestone Passage catchment.

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said the major $450k rehabilitation project is funded by the Environment Levy and is a key action from the three-year Pumicestone Passage and Catchment Action Plan.

“The Pumicestone Passage is not only a key recreation area, it provides rich, diverse and valuable habitat for a number of species, including the endangered water mouse found earlier this year during Environment Levy fauna surveys,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“We are 100% committed to protecting and enhancing our natural assets and that means reducing the impact development and everyday living has on our environment—it’s about getting the balance right and taking care of tomorrow today.”

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