Coolum Dune Revegetation Emergency Rectification Works

In late 2022 a water pipeline was replaced as part of an emergency upgrade that resulted in significant clearing of dunal vegetation near Coolum. This area was highly visible to the community with concern about destruction during works. 

Biodiverse Environmental were engaged to undertake a revegetation to plan to meet community concerns and those of the stakeholders. The plan consisted in analysing the surrounding vegetation and site works and developing a strategy to account for any future works and access whilst still providing an environmental benefit when rehabilitated. 

Lower growing species were recommended for the pipeline centre and a mix of trees and shrubs for surrounds with a selection of screen species to provide an access screen to limit pedestrian access. 

The site was planted in January 2023 with 900 plants and an enhanced watering regime to combat high temperatures and dry conditions.