- Work will start this week to remove invasive weeds and minor regrowth from parts of the 62-hectare Birkdale Community Precinct that are outside the approximately 40-hectare conservation area.
- This is part of Redland City Council’s stewardship commitment to undertake environmental and land management to best practice within the precinct at 390 Old Cleveland Road East at Birkdale, informed by expert advice.
- A recent ecological study by consultancy group Cardno identified weed species that needed to be removed including self-sown slash pines which were spreading on the precinct to the detriment of its natural habitat.
- Some two-thirds of Birkdale Community Precinct is designated as Conservation and Council is committed to maintaining and enhancing the site’s unique flora and fauna habitats for generations to come.
- Vegetation maintenance work on the precinct, such as the weed removal, is guided by an independently commissioned site-specific Ecological Assessment Report and supporting land management plan.
- Slash pine trees, which are native to south-eastern USA, are regarded as environmental weeds in Queensland.
- Work is expected to be ongoing into April.
For more information about vegetation work on the precinct see this video or go to the Birkdale Community Precinct Your Say site