Vegetation Management Plan East Ulverstone Coastal Reserve July 2010
revegetated, so that long-term benefits are gained. Do not spray large areas of weeds unless they are going to be revegetated. •
Care must be taken when controlling weeds around waterways, so that herbicide and surfactant do not enter the water; see Appendix 8.
Take care when controlling weeds in erosion prone areas. Preferably revegetate with natives prior to weed removal, or stage removal and revegetation.
Where planting into Marram Grass, plant natives into gaps and then ensure follow-up maintenance for their best chance of survival.
4.4 Access tracks and recreational use Formal access points are designated within the study area at: • the eastern end of Buttons Beach, with two in the Caravan park; • Buttons Creek West and East; • Opposite Oz Rock Inn; • Dial Street reserve; and • Buttons Beach West. Informal access to the beach occurs along most of Buttons Beach from the eastern end of Dial Street Reserve to the eastern end of Buttons Beach and around the corner in the very weedy part of Fish Pond. There is an informal vehicle access at Fishpond in the good native vegetation zone. These tracks contribute to native vegetation degradation, erosion, weed invasion and a loss of habitat. The native vegetation in these places is already extremely narrow, thus further fragmentation as a result of informal tracks degrades its integrity. The main informal track winding through bushland in Dial Street Reserve, known as the “Nature Trail” by residents, should be retained. Current known locations of informal accesses are marked on the management maps (sections 5.1.1 to 5.1.4). There are no obvious access tracks through the good vegetation at Fish Pond or the western end of the Dial Street Reserve bushland. There are also no obvious tracks between Oz Rock Inn and west Buttons Creek. This lack of access contributes to the good condition of these areas and development of informal accesses here should be monitored and restricted. There are a number of informal accesses from the Caravan Park to the beach, even though there are several formal accesses provided. Some informal tracks have been formed right next to formal boardwalks. These should be revegetated as a priority and the campers requested to use them. •
New formal accesses could be constructed at the lookout car park and opposite the playground and skatepark on Buttons Beach West.
The Dial Street Reserve “Nature Trail” should be maintained as a formal but modest bush track, with any further damage to vegetation prevented and any informal side trails closed.
Community consultation and local expertise (Cradle Coast NRM and Central Coast Council) will help with decisions on where to place any new formal access points.
It is recommended that informal accesses are closed as a high priority. Revegetation, bollards and rock barriers can be used to close informal tracks. Signage may also be helpful.
Dial Street Reserve and Fish Pond should be monitored, to prevent new informal access tracks and maintain the good condition of the vegetation at these sites.
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East Ulverstone Coastal Reserve Vegetation Management Plan 2010