A FORESHORE re-vegetation project at North Myall Beach in Cape Tribulation is one of eight recipients under the 2019-20 Council Grants Program.
Local not-for-profit Daintree Life, which has an aim to plant 500,000 trees by 2030, will share in $54,262 worth of grant funding awarded to local projects.
The group plans to plant 1,200 native plants on Myall Beach North foreshore to reduce the impacts of erosion and restore natural vegetation.
They have already planted 5843 plants in Douglas Shire to date.
Douglas Shire Council Mayor Julia Leu said the beach restoration project was just one of many strong local projects put forward by the community.
“Council is really excited about this grant funding that paves the way for community-driven improvements such as new artwork on public amenities, further development of the Call of the Running Tide event in preparation for 2021 and community art classes in Cow Bay,” she said.
“Another impressive idea was the creation of a ‘Daintree Food Trail’, which will help tap into the ‘low food miles’ trend that is emerging by creating an agritourism brand that identifies products and experiences in the Daintree.
“We would like to thank all applicants for their submissions and congratulate the recipients of this very competitive round of funding. We look forward to the outcomes of these community projects..”
Three marquees will also go to Port Douglas Outrigger Canoe Club, Mossman Squash and Tennis Club and Douglas Integrated Riders and Trailbuilders Club.
See below for a full list of grant recipients:
Connie Kerr and Dave Pinson for the Daintree Life Beach Restoration North Myall Beach Cape Tribulation project
Aim is to plant 1,200 plants on Myall Beach North foreshore to reduce the impacts of erosion and to restore natural vegetation.
SG Matthews for Life amongst the Trees – Part Two
An installation of mixed media mosaic artwork by the local community onto the extension to the amenities block at Rex Smeal Park, Port Douglas
Port Douglas Artists Inc for Call of the Running Tide 2021: Further development, Operational Plan and Website Creation
Further develop CRT, create an operational plan and website that will guide and support the CRT Environmental Art Festival 2021.
Trailblazers Qld Pty Ltd for the Daintree Food Trail project
Create a Daintree Food Trail in line with the ‘low food miles’ trend, create an agri-tourism brand that identifies products and experiences grown, created and offered in the Daintree.
Great Barrier Reef Research Expeditions Inc for the Biorock Reef Restoration project
Training Indigenous rangers to SCUBA dive and purchase camera equipment as part of a unique GBR project to build, install and maintain two artificial reef structures to assist with reef restoration, engage the community and enhance tourist experiences.’
Rosanne Watts for Elements of Drawing – Community Art Classes in Cow Bay
A ten week drawing course to learn fundamentals of drawing.
Lenice Schonenberger for the Newell Beach Amenities Marine Mural
Design and paint a mural depicting marine life in the ocean onto the exterior walls of the Council owned toilet block, Newell Beach Esplanade
Marine Rescue Douglas Shire Inc for the Youth Coxwain Grade 1 Trainee Program
Provide training, theory and practice to allow year 11/12 students to complete Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1)