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    11022: Mullaloo dune rehabilitation

    Weed infestations around a dual-use path and car parks threaten to infest weed-free areas of the Mullaloo dunes. Courtesy Mullaloo Beach Community Group
    Weed infestations around a dual-use path and car parks threaten to infest weed-free areas of the Mullaloo dunes. Courtesy Mullaloo Beach Community Group

    Mullaloo is a well-used and attractive urban beach north of Perth City. Its dunes are heavily dissected by paths, including a dual-use cycle-pedestrian path running parallel to the coast. There are also car parks within the dune area.

    Community members have been involved in the restoration of the dunes over a number of years, removing weed infestations, fencing areas to reduce traffic and erosion, and revegetating degraded areas. The overall aim of this ongoing work is the stabilisation of the dune system with local plant species with little or no weed occurrence.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project will weed natural areas to the east of the dual-use path, particularly around car parks, to help keep weeds from reinfesting previously weeded dunes to the west.

    A section of fence will also be renewed around two dunes that will be revegetated. Weed distribution will be mapped at the beginning and end of the project.

    Investment: $ 10 000
    Delivery organisation: Mullaloo Beach Community Group Inc
    Project duration: January 2012 - October 2012
    Location: Mullaloo Beach, City of Joondalup
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