Currie Wharf Bush Restoration Project 2011-2013
KINRM received Caring for our Country funding from Cradle Coast NRM to coordinate improving this site to make it more accessible and user friendly, involving all stakeholders of the area. Community groups and organisations participating are: KI Council; KI Ports; KI Tourism Inc; Historical Society; Cultural Centre; The Men’s Shed; Lions Club; Field Naturalists; Phoenix House; KI District High School; Ballarat/Clarendon College; Owen Smith family; and community volunteers.
The area is a great example of King Island coastal bushland, including peaceful gullies and lookout spots. However, it is currently being overrun by weeds, and most of it is very difficult to access, thus very few people get to enjoy it to its full potential. This site of approximately 19 ha is located directly adjacent to the Main Street of Currie and contains some recreation tracks, seats and lookouts already established by King Island Council, making it an ideal site to access for community awareness activities in the future, as well as tourist walks. There is also quite a bit of history, to increase the attraction.
See progress photos
This project will continue with additional support from Cradle Coast NRM, until December 2013. We will be seeking further funding as well as support from the land managers KI Council and Tasports to continue this project into the future.
Life on the Coast, Coastal community engagement on King Island
Tasmanian Landcare Association 2010-2011
This project engaged the school and community in various field days including sea spurge removal from beaches, weed awareness and weed swap days (a weed for a local native plant), a ‘Dogs Breakfast’, and banding of Ruddy Turnstones with Victorian Waders Study Group. See where the birds named KU19 and KP21 flew.
Last Updated on 31 July 2013