Cube Developments and McNab JV

A Rehabilitation Plan for a site in Peregian Springs for Cube Developments and McNab JV was developed to meet the development assessment requirements for the reconfiguration of land parcels with an environmental covenant protecting remnant vegetation. The covenant required rehabilitation to restore the habitat values and characteristics of the regional ecosystem through natural regeneration and ensure the ecosystem functions are preserved and enhanced.

The site required revegetation and minimal bush regeneration works to be undertaken. Revegetation was required in three distinct areas surrounding the covenant where the existing native canopy was non-existent or not suited as a vegetation buffer. Natural recruitment and regeneration of native species was the preferred option due to environmental conditions i.e. steep and rocky soil. 

A comprehensive list and weeds, native regeneration and revegetation species was developed alongside a works plan. The maintenance schedule was established ensure bushland integrity was achieved at the end of the three-year program. Bushland integrity was be achieved by ensuring high percent canopy and edge cover, success rate and diversity. Monitoring of the site was to be undertaken by an appropriately qualified ecologist and action undertaken if required in a regular 6 monthly schedule for the three years.