News

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



Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

A CITY drenched in culture, Brisbane is again flaunting an arts and culture events calendar fit for a queen.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Date nights under $50

Nothing is more romantic than a picnic with a cracking view.

NOT every date has to cost you a bomb.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Six reasons to get to Brisbane this Autumn

The Brisbane Powerhouse has free comedy on Friday nights.

AUTUMN has to be up there with one of the best seasons of the year.

The best things to do in Brisbane are FREE. Yes, FREE

Mt Coot-tha is a seriously gorgeous way to start your day.

HEADING to the big smoke doesn’t have to come with a big price tag.

Superman snapped in big award winner

ATHLETICISM: Pottsville photographer Jason O'Brien's amazing, award-winning shot of Gael Monfils from the 2016 Australian Open.

Pottsville photographer snaps global award

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

Dreamworld could become a “more attractive and entertaining park”.

Local Partners

Lyn's knock-out show gets her to next round on The Voice

A POWERFUL and emotional rendition of The Beatles' anthem Let It Be saw The Voice contestant Lyn Bowtell soar through to the next round.

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

Dreamworld could become a “more attractive and entertaining park”.

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000 calorie diet

Brian Shaw won his 4th World's Strongest Man title. Source: Twitter

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000-calorie diet

ABC2 slammed over football exhibition match coverage

Fans weren't too happy with ABC2's coverage of Wednesday night's game.

ABC2 slammed for coverage of soccer exhibition match

'Bulls--t!' Lisa Wilkinson grilled over Karl's pay packet

Join us for a Great Night as we Proudly present Lisa Wilkinson

“And you believe everything you read?”

Rebel Wilson trial: The secret we never could have known

Rebel Wilson outside court

“Most people wouldn’t know it exists,” she said.

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

WATCH: Take a tour of a tradie's dream home

5a Bruce Hiskens Court, Norman Gardens, going for $720,000. INSET: Lea Taylor.

Huge block with potential for anything

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!