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K’gari Symposium 2021 – Call for Posters

As the K’gari Symposium – Towards 2050 approaches (26 November) the organisers are seeking poster presentations from researchers, community groups and individuals who are working on projects related to K’gari. 

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Fraser Coast Local Law Review

Under the Local Government Act 2009, local government is authorised to make and enforce any local law “that is necessary or convenient for the good rule and local government of its area.”

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FINIA Tour of K’gari

Fraser Island Natural Integrity Alliance (FINIA) is justifiably proud of its status as an inclusive alliance of stakeholders who share an interest in that wonderful sand island off Hervey Bay and Rainbow Beach (increasingly known by its Butchulla name of K’gari).

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FINIA Partners Welcome Bushfire Review Recommendations

The Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (BAC) welcomed the IGEM K’gari Bushfire Review report and its recommendations.  The BAC, who made a lengthy submission to the Review Team and co-facilitated an IGEM Review workshop with the Butchulla community, was pleased to see many of their recommendations incorporated into the final report.  

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What did we learn? The K’gari Bushfire Review

In late May, the Inspector-General Emergency Management’s review report and the government’s response to the K’gari (Fraser Island) bushfires were tabled in State Parliament. The government response states that all 38 of the report’s recommendations were supported or supported in principle.

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K’gari Great Walk Clearing the Way

The K’gari (Fraser Island) Great Walk hails as one of Australia’s most iconic walks and a must-do for any avid hiker’s bucket list. 

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Post-fire Recovery – QPWS Monitoring Program

Field assessment of the impact of the K’gari wildfire on ecological values, particularly vegetation communities, was undertaken from 31 January to 12 February by the Department of Environment and Science ecologists, local Rangers, and Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation staff.

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K’gari World Heritage Discovery Centre Opens

The K’gari World Heritage Area Discovery Centre at Kingfisher Bay Resort is now open! The Centre aims to provide a dynamic, non-commercial learning experience that engages adults and children visiting the island.

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Feature Pest: Mossman River Grass

Mossman river grass or Mossman burr (Cenchrus echinatusis) is an invasive plant native to Central America and southern North America. It prefers sandy soils including at the beach, footpaths, roadsides, lawns, parks and disturbed areas – so K’gari provides some perfect habitat.

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Butchulla Rangers and Trainees go Totally Wild for K’gari

In late October, Network Ten’s popular children’s show, Totally Wild, filmed with the Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation and Butchulla Land and Sea Rangers.  

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