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In the past 30 years at least 35% of all plants that have become environmental weeds in Tasmania were deliberately introduced as garden plants!
Sand dunes are the backbone of the beach. Built up and held together by native vegetation, they act as a buffer for the hinterland and provide protection for homes and properties against high seas, storms and salt laden winds.
The coastal dunes are Crown Land and classified as Coastal Reserve. They are leased and managed by WW C in conjunction with Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS). Regulations state that no vegetation is to be removed.
Signposted walkways provide public access to the beach. There are also some existing pathways from private dwellings to the beach. PWS prefers that these be kept to a maximum width of 700mm to avoid further erosion of the dunes. PWS would urge property owners to use the public walkways, or link with other already existing pathways. No new private pathways are permitted.
Property owners adjacent to the coastal reserve have the responsibility to identify their boundaries and ensure that their gardens do not extend onto the coastal reserve.
The native vegetation on the sand dunes plays an integral role in stabilising the sand and preventing erosion. Our local volunteer group have been removing weeds and replanting with local native plants for about 10 years, and in so doing have increased the biodiversity of flora and fauna.