80% of the current membership list Environment as an area of concern. People are passionate about protecting our precious beachside environment, along with the small areas of open space in our 300 hectare suburb.
Protection of the remaining coastal vegetation and our 1.8 km of marine coastline is critical, and many organizations are involved.
Alex Foreshore Conservation Group
This group, as a sub-committee of the Association, seeks to identify issues, advocates for local interests, and assists wherever possible to maintain and protect the habitat. We also have monthly working bees on the foreshore, working in partnership with the Community nature Conservation Program. Volunteers are most welcome. To find out more about the Group, see their page.
Issues of Concern already identified in Alexandra Headland
- Coastal Erosion
- Plant Pest Management on Foreshore
- Beautification of urban environment
- Controlled Water Bodies & Management of Water Run-off (Litter)
- Further & improved foreshore tree plantings
- Support for Alex Forest Conservation Park
- Flooding potential
- Identification of Local Fauna & Flora
- Gross Pollutant Traps
Gross Pollutant Traps
Surfriders have been following up concerns re Gross Pollutant Traps in Alex, and in response to their queries Council have advised that the older style GPT’s with netting at the outfall have changed, and been replaced with inpit devices which do not have the visibility of older systems. GPT’s aim to clean the pollutants out of stormwater before it travels to the ocean. Regular maintenance is conducted, along a recent audit has confirmed they are up to standard. Visit the Sunshine Coast Council’s mapping website to locate all GPT’s in the area.
Aerial and Photograpic History of Alex Foreshore
A number of members of the community have been photographing and recording sand movements at Alex foreshore. We would like to collate and make these photos publicly available, and appeal to those with dated records to contact our group, so that we can acknowledge them and make these records part of the debate. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beach Protection Authority (old EPA) Data
A group of volunteers for the old Beach Protection Authority collected beach profile data for the Maroochydore-Alex region. We are trying to find an access to this information, and would appreciate anyone with knowledge of this to contact us.