First established in 1996 by a group of local seniors who saw the adverse impacts caused by the encroachment of weeds on the dunal bushland. Monthly working bees were introduced but soon replaced by weekly weeding events. The team of began working on the original piece of Dune Bushland Reserve site at Beach Access 65-66. The team was met with an impenetrable forest of lantana and a thick carpet of asparagus that had started climbing over the native trees. It was a mammoth task and progress was slow but rewarding. Each success led to another, and...
A Fact Sheet for Dogs at Peregian Beach and Marcus beach.
The beach is to share and not everyone is a dog lover! Sea birds, turtles, crabs and other marine life also call our beaches home.
As looking after our physical and mental health is vital we have prepared this fact sheet to help make a walk on the beach a safe, relaxing and stress-free experience for all.
Off leash areas
· Marcus Beach - Access 38 to 47
· Coolum - Access 67 to 72 including Stumers Creek
This week our community has seen the first signs of action on a major environmental issue for our coastline, an issue that’s entirely human and preventable.
PBCA and other local groups have been ringing the alarm bells for several years now about the rising problem of private encroachment and damage along our Eastern beach dunes and reserves.
A Council staff assessment and satellite mapping shows our concerns are valid.
It’s calculated about 90 percent of beachfront owners are doing the wrong thing, some encroaching a few metres…others by as much as 40 or 50 metres into public land. That’s a...
The future of our fragile coastal dunes is in young hands like these, and we’re pretty happy about that.
These year 11 students from the Noosa Pengari Steiner school joined us for weeding and native planting today in front of Peregian foreshore park at the site of the Message Tree sculpture.
And this is not a token effort. Teacher Peter Dick (that’s him in the back row with the big hat) has had a long involvement with PBCA and our bushcare guru Rochelle Gooch.(far right)
This is part of their Coastal Management Studies, and the students have been keen to learn...
Wood sculptor Kay Christochowitz will always be remembered in Peregian Beach for his magnificent 'Message Post' sculpture at Beach access 59 at the Southern end of Peregian Foreshore park.
For the next month you can see more of Kay's work and meet him as he is the Artist in Residence at the Cooroy Butter Factory, while exhibiting some more of his extraordinary work.
Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre. Tue-Sun: 10-3pm. (until May 27th)
More details at the Butter Factory website.
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PBCA welcomes the reestablishment of an independent Peregian Beach Surf Club and Supporters club.
Noosa Council has now decided to grant the new club a 10 year lease and PBCA is particularly pleased that Council acceded to the community’s wish that the lease state that their would be No gambling. We agree with Councillor Lorentsen that this will maintain the “family friendly” environment of the “village” club which we have advocated.
We note that Council has agreed to provide $71,000 per year for 3 years to cover Saturdays and Public Holidays which PBSLSC cannot provide because of a shortage of patrolling...
Rochelle Gooch, artist Kay Christochowitz and Sharyn Kerrigan
As the polystyrene pollution disaster plays out on our beaches this week, we found something to celebrate amidst all the bad news. The Peregian Beach Message Post is finished.
This prominent beachfront work of art was created from the ruins of an old Norfolk Pine, scorched in the 2019 Peregian fires. It now stands as a powerful message about the connection of the Kabi Kabi people to the land, and our community responsibility to care for the coast and the creatures that live here.
The four metre tall work features...
The transformation of a dead Norfolk Pine Tree into a stunning, sculptured Message Post for Peregian Beach and our coastal communities is nearly finished.