John Sinclair – FIDO
In late November 2012 FIDO installed several monitoring posts on the island. Four large photo monitoring posts have been set up at Lake McKenzie (Boorangoora) to enable visual monitoring of the beach and its use as well as the state of the beach over the years.
The idea for the photo monitoring was developed by Yoko Shimizu and Laura Simmons from the
University of the Sunshine Coast and agreed to by FINIA and the QPWS that supplied the posts. U of Q’s Prof Schulmiester, a geomorphologist and member of the Fraser Island Scientific Advisory Committee also advised on the project.
By placing a camera on top of the post and focussing on a Boorangoora feature (such as the base of particular melaluecas) FINIA plans to build up a photographic record of the beach.
The project is described at FIDO’s website. Click Here