Funds to control aquatic weeds and improve beach access

Burdekin Shire Council will spend an additional $35,000 on controlling aquatic weeds this year, according to Mayor Bill Lowis.

Cr Lowis said Council had received the funding from NQ Dry Tropics and would continue to receive $35,000 per financial year up until 2016/17.

“This is a great opportunity for Council to keep on top of the weeds that invade our waterways and I thank NQ Dry Tropics for their support,” he said.

“We have had ongoing issues with Salvinia, Water Hyacinth, Water Lettuce and Hymenachne clogging up our waterways and this funding will be used to tackle these sorts of problems.”

Cr Lowis said Council also would improve beach access points and dune protection signage at Alva and Wunjunga beaches.

“We have allocated $21,000 toward these projects,” he said.

“Our beaches are well loved by our community and we want to ensure the beaches are protected so future generations can enjoy them.”

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