Bushland Beach Drain Naturalisation Project

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Changes to the drain at Bushland Beach

A project to re-vegetate a major drain corridor in Bushland Beach to improve the quality of water flowing to the Great Barrier Reef is proposed.

Townsville City Council is looking for community input on the project design through Have Your Say Townsville and in-person consultation sessions.

This Bushland Beach naturalisation project has been partially funded by the Queensland Government as part of the Bohle River Water Quality Offset Roadmap, which also includes a passively watered street tree project in Heatley to be completed by June 2022.

Townsville City Council is working to further improve the quality of the water that flows to the Great Barrier Reef.

Naturalising the drain at Bushland Beach offers an opportunity to improve the health of water entering the Bohle River from the surrounding area.

At the same time, shade and amenity for residents can be improved, and better integration with Peggy Banfield Park can be considered.

Update

A video update on the project has been added to this page.

Here, you can view a presentation on the feedback we have received from the community, and how this is helping us with our design and planning for the Bushland Beach Naturalisation project.

Please check the video link found on this page for an update from Ben Walker, Senior Environmental Scientist from E2 Design Lab- engaged by Council to help deliver this exciting project.

We have also added an update in the document section- Consultation Feedback- that covers off on what the community has told us so far.

Please check this out in the Document Section.

How can you get involved?

We invite the community to learn more about the project, and share your experiences with the existing drain. Your contributions and concerns will help inform the design of the new drain.

Have your say by reviewing the attached information and completing the feedback form found on this page.

Consultation will close on Friday December 3rd.


This project was funded by the Queensland Government as part of the Cleaner Wastewater Initiative project under the

Queensland Reef Water Quality Program.

Queensland Government logo


Changes to the drain at Bushland Beach

A project to re-vegetate a major drain corridor in Bushland Beach to improve the quality of water flowing to the Great Barrier Reef is proposed.

Townsville City Council is looking for community input on the project design through Have Your Say Townsville and in-person consultation sessions.

This Bushland Beach naturalisation project has been partially funded by the Queensland Government as part of the Bohle River Water Quality Offset Roadmap, which also includes a passively watered street tree project in Heatley to be completed by June 2022.

Townsville City Council is working to further improve the quality of the water that flows to the Great Barrier Reef.

Naturalising the drain at Bushland Beach offers an opportunity to improve the health of water entering the Bohle River from the surrounding area.

At the same time, shade and amenity for residents can be improved, and better integration with Peggy Banfield Park can be considered.

Update

A video update on the project has been added to this page.

Here, you can view a presentation on the feedback we have received from the community, and how this is helping us with our design and planning for the Bushland Beach Naturalisation project.

Please check the video link found on this page for an update from Ben Walker, Senior Environmental Scientist from E2 Design Lab- engaged by Council to help deliver this exciting project.

We have also added an update in the document section- Consultation Feedback- that covers off on what the community has told us so far.

Please check this out in the Document Section.

How can you get involved?

We invite the community to learn more about the project, and share your experiences with the existing drain. Your contributions and concerns will help inform the design of the new drain.

Have your say by reviewing the attached information and completing the feedback form found on this page.

Consultation will close on Friday December 3rd.


This project was funded by the Queensland Government as part of the Cleaner Wastewater Initiative project under the

Queensland Reef Water Quality Program.

Queensland Government logo


Page last updated: 01 December 2021, 11:15