Let’s End Encroachments

Friday Environment Forum
Friday Environment Forum at the
NPA Environment  Centre on February 23, 2024 10.30 am

Protecting our Nature Reserves from Encroachment: The Story So Far
 Jude Tulloch, MBBA & Ben Derrick, Noosa Council 
Council erected this sign in response to damage at Peregian Beach   
Image: Noosa Council

Come along to Friday Environment Forum on February 23 to hear how guest speaker Jude Tulloch, past president of the Marcus Beach Bushcare Association (MBBA), led a push for protection of nature reserves on the Eastern Beaches.  In response, Councillor Brian Stockwell pushed to have a zero-tolerance clause on encroachments written into Council planning documents. 
The story started in October 2023 when the Marcus Beach Bushcare Association presented a petition to the Noosa Council about the issue. Jude, a passionate advocate for the environment, will outline the progress to date and the complexities of dealing with encroachments which require a multi-targeted approach.   
She explains: “Residents who are lucky enough to live on the boundary of a nature reserve can consciously choose to become custodians of the adjacent reserve, or create serious damage that has a negative impact on the natural environment.”
Ben Derrick, Environmental Services Manager will explain the prioritisation and programming that the council’s environmental services team will work through in dealing with encroachments throughout the shire.  Brian Stockwell will be present to answer any political questions.

Everyone is welcome to the forum on Feb 23th at the Noosa Parks Association Environment Centre, 5 Wallace Drive, Noosaville. The forum starts at 10:30am and morning tea is available from 10-10.25am. Entry  for all attendees is $5 by “tap & go” at the door. Morning tea/coffee is included.
Join the bird observers at 8.30am in the carpark for interpretive birding. 

Friday Environment Forum Plan 2024
March 8 Inspiring awe and wonder for environmental conservation outcomes                   – Karen Jones                 
March 22 Tony’s take on Noosa’s Nature – Tony Wellington

April 12 ‘You decide:  Galapagos of the South’  – Gillian MathewForums are on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month
Hi All, see location map and find out more about Friday Environment Forum below, Jude