Council targets aquatic weeds and improved beach access


Burdekin Shire Council will continue to target aquatic weeds in the Shire’s waterways using a $35,000 grant.

Mayor Bill Lowis said Council would receive $35,000 annually from NQ Dry Tropics until 2016/17.

“I thank NQ Dry Tropics for their support of Council’s aquatic weed clearing program,” he said.

“This funding is vital to keeping our waterways clear of aquatic weeds such as Salvinia, Water Hyacinth, Water Lettuce and Hymenachne.”

Cr Lowis said Council had also allocated $21,000 to maintain adequate beach access for residents.

“This money will go towards improving beach access points and dune protection signage at Alva, Wunjunga township and Beachmount,” he said.

“Our beaches and their surrounds are well loved by our residents who use the access for fishing and recreation.

“It is Council’s responsibility to ensure these areas are protected so future generations can also enjoy them.”


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