Tweed Land approves $500 grant to restore Norries

Dylan Greenup and Emily Harvey in grade 6 for Cabarita Dunecare. Photo: John Gass / Tweed Daily News
Dylan Greenup and Emily Harvey in grade 6 for Cabarita Dunecare. Photo: John Gass / Tweed Daily News John Gass

WEEDS will soon be replaced by native vegetation on Norries headland now that Cabarita Beach Community Dunecare has been given the go ahead to regenerate the site.

A grant of $500 has been approved by Tweed Land care to help restore the NSW government listed endangered ecological community.

Coordinator of the community action group Faye Nash said they have planned to plant further native grasses and place public signage in the area to encourage people to stay on the tracks and off the dunes.

"In order to preserve Cabarita Beach's most dominating feature, these improvements will add to the environments biodiversity and help promote community awareness," she said.

Professional bush regenerator and technical adviser Kieran Kinney said it was his passion working for the community action group.

"The most rewarding part of the job is seeing the bush land recover from damage and previous mistakes made by people," Mr Kinney said.

"On this site at Norries headland weeds such as pennywort and couch grass are the biggest killers and are an ongoing issue.

"This combined with storm damage and foot traffic can significantly affect the endangered ecological community."

Kinney said Norries headland was a special place that is home to rare kinds of plant communities worth being protected because of its uniqueness.

"In conjunction with the Tweed shire council we have organised an interpretive sign for the headland," he said.

"Most people don't know about these native plants and we are trying to raise special awareness within the community.

The grant allows the non-profit community to operate in the local environment.

Topics:  restoration vegetation

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