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Vandals who damaged foreshore vegetation along Marine Parade, Kingscliff, chopping off trees at ground level, risk prosecution.

A number of houses along the stretch have better views of the sea now that the trees are gone and, while not pointing the finger, Tweed Shire Council will write to residents asking for information on the recent illegal clearing.

The letter will remind residents that it is illegal and will let them know that further vandalism could prompt council to erect large signage and screens, which would obstruct ocean views created by the vegetation’s removal.

Last week’s Tweed Council meeting also decided to construct a dune fence along the shoreline at the vandalism site, to avoid further damage and increase awareness of proper beach access points, discouraging access to coastal bushland.

Signage along the fence will advise that foreshore vegetation is protected and unauthorised access into dune vegetation should be reported to council.

‘Council aims to increase awareness of the importance of protecting dune vegetation and the important role played by volunteers in maintaining public bushland,’ the acting director of community and natural resources, Adam Faulkner, said.

‘It will support Kingscliff volunteer organisation DuneCare to replant the affected foreshore area.’


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2 COMMENTS

  1. With the recent severe erosion occuring at Kingscliff, these selfish idiots will certain get a view of the sea when it comes pounding on their doorstep!

  2. All already know that dunal vegetation is protected and also that it plays an important role in stabilising dunes – especially those dunes that are under constant onslaught from increased storm surge – however, short term gains for views will win out everytime. The only real deterrent is to erect ugly signs that block out the views of those that have done the dirty deed, and also the views of their neighbours so that they are also penalised and apply peer pressure to keep their “view-scaping” mates in line.

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